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  • Resolved Rhand

    (@rhand)


    Has anybody ever created a plugin that makes sure all user email addresses are stored encrypted in the database? A client is worried about email addresses stored in the database and initially asked me if I could make email a non required field for user registration so the email address would not be stored online.

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  • Well, you can’t really encrypt them without losing the addresses. Unlike a username / password, you’ll probably still want to be able to read these normally, e.g. newsletters, reset password.

    You can try to make it harder to understand, though. Try using base64_encode, convert chars to ordinal / hexadecimal.

    Thanks for the insight Bertjh.

    No problem Rhand.

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