Keeping Data SafeWritten by: Brenton Pierce
So a topic came up the other day about encrypting credit card data when storing it in a database. Turns out the client I was helping was sending unencrypted credit-card numbers through email.
Seriously, why not just put them on your Facebook wall!
So I immediately enlisted to help build out the encryption process, so they would be able to securely store these numbers. They needed to capture the numbers coming from a public facing website and then be able to retrieve them