[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Data encryption/security

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From: Jim Henson <vegasswede@...>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 12:10:45 -0700
>The issue is that I don't want anyone to be able to use the database file if
>they took it off of that Macintosh.
>I just noticed in a review of the current Seybold conference that MacOS 9 is
>supposed to have enhanced security features. But I'd like to build the
>security at the database level.
>Any ideas?

This is absolutely Wild .. But Maybe a posibitity ..

Many previous discussions on this list have been about Identifying a Mac 

The conclusion was there is no way to tie down the Mac itself .. Now you 
have, as I understand, a data base on your Mac that you want to be 
useless on any other Mac ..

If this is the correct interpretation .. How about tying you Data base to 
the Hard Drive its on .. Either to the drive's make, its serial number or 
even as simple as that Drive's name ..

Have it, when opened, check the Drive its on .. If "The Drive Don't Jive 
.. The Data Don't Come Alive" .. Even maybe have it so it will "Self 
Destruct" if its opened on a "Foreign Drive" .. BUT, be sure you have a 
way to "Change Its Home Drive" Just in case you want to move it

Jim Henson,The Vegas Swede, (^_^) s aplenty

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