Subject RE: [firebird-support] usefulness of password in embedded version
Author Alan McDonald
> Hi,
> From what I can see, having a password protected db file doesn't
> actually encrypt the data. So this only provides security in a
> client/server scenario, whereas if the app uses fb db locally then
> having a password is "almost" useless.
> I would like to know: does a password at least protect the db
> (structure) from being "hacked" (or reverse engineered), i.e. prevent
> others from finding out the db structure, or can this easily be found
> out? (like are there easily available apps that do this).
> Thank you,
> Rael

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