Re: encrypted source file support in jdk?

tom forsmo <>
Fri, 28 Sep 2007 21:17:24 +0200
physical security is another issue, which will have to be dealt with as
well. But of course there is a limit to that as well.

I am more concerned with electronic security, because thats where the
biggest threat is. employees can be handled with encrypted files because
if done right, they can not do anything with it themselves either. See
my other post from a few minutes ago for a more detailed explanation fof
the scenario I have in mind.


rossum wrote:

On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 08:42:41 +0200, tom forsmo <>

rossum wrote:

On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:17:55 +0200, Tom Forsmo <> wrote:

Encryption is a solution to a problem. Since I am not clear what your
roblen is then is is difficult for me to suggest a solution, or even
if encryption is the right solutin to your problem.

You want to protect your source files. Why? Do you have some
super-secret algorithm in your program that a competitor wants to get
their hands on?

Sorry to have to say this, but why is none of your business.
Every company has its intelectual property it wants to protect, if not
then lets just open all gateways and firewalls. That does not seem right
does it?
Try a little more open minded thinking next time you ask questions, dont
just assume the person you are talking to is asswipe.

I am asking questions because I can help you better if I have more
information. My apologies if my questions were poorly phrased.

As an example, you could install 10m concrete walls, razor wire and
have all people entering or leaving subjected to a full body search.
Alternatively you could have a notice on the door saying "It is a
sacking offence to enter this room without permission". And there are
a lot of intermediate positions as well. Without more background
knowledge I am not in a position to be able to know which is the more
relevant suggestion.

Encryption is a solution to some, not all, security problems. Without
knowing more about your problem I cannot tell if encryption is the
correct solution. For instance, would you require TEMPEST (=Emsec)
sheilding? Encryption is no good if your attacker can read your
screens from a van parked across the road.

What about the vetting of the overnight office cleaning staff - they
are often the easiest way to gain entry to otherwise closed offices.
There is far more to security than just encryption.

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