View Full Version : Encrypting Data

05-02-2006, 11:59 PM
Iím currently working on an application where I want to encrypt some of the data in the database, its nothing particularity sensitive, I just want to do it for peace of mind really, and so that if someone got a copy of the database they couldnít get the data.

I wanted to use AES/Rijndael seeing as itís a standard, and from what Iíve read is pretty secure, but there is no PHP implementation, that I can find. So can anyone recommend an alternative, mcrypt supports so many I have no idea what to use. I want something that will keep the data relatively secure, at least secure enough that any idiot wouldnít be able to crack it.

Thanks in advance,

05-03-2006, 06:54 PM

05-03-2006, 08:12 PM
If you're not overly bothered, then why not just pick any one from the mcrypt list? None of them are trivial to crack, or they wouldn't be there...

05-04-2006, 12:30 AM
Yeah i guess i can do that, but i was just wondering if there was one thats generally considered to be the best/preferable choice.

05-04-2006, 03:30 PM
Not sure if it suits your needs but you could try