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Database Security

Databases often contain sensitive information. Information that you might not want to share with anyone, least of all someone with some malicious intent. The following suggests some security issues that your existing database should address.

If you suspect that your database security may have been compromised in some way, why not contact us for help?

What you can expect from computer security in the future?

In the future, security is likely to rely more on biometric data like, finger prints, and retina scans, than just passwords. The argument is that passwords are not reliable enough, and weak passwords are, well, weak. But it is not that simple. Even biometric security has its pitfalls.

Suppose you adopt biometric security methods like finger print scanning. The finger print scan will only work until you have cut or injured your finger, then you may struggle to log in.

Whatever level of security is adopted for the computer systems you use, the software will tread the fine balance between usable, and plain annoying. The most usable and user friendly computer is also the least secure, the most secure computer system is one that has no users (just to be safe). Software developers will get the balance right some times, and sometimes not, and this means that sometimes the most secure software will fail, where insecure will not. What I am saying is that some level of security is good, but if we cannot live with it it will not be generally adopted. I suppose well designed and implemented software may be able to implement stringent security in a fashion that is not onerous, but this is debatable.