Funny thing about encrypted databases.
They all need a key or certificate (still a key) to decrypt the data.
If you can get the key you have the db.
For apps that use encrypted fields, the app usually has the encrypted
key in it.
Read the key and you have the data. Depending on how well the key is
protected, is how well it is to get at.
Brute force is always an option...
Security is just an illusion.
I don't agree that security is just an illusion. Absolute security,
absolutely. However, there are things you can do that actually provide
usable security. The key is to reduce the reward:effort ratio of the
target by increasing the effort it takes to steal something. By locking
your car, a thief now has to smash a window or open the lock somehow.
Do people still have locked cars broken in to? You bet! Absolute
security is an illusion. Does locking the car keep thieves out?
One fellow wrote The 10 Immutable Laws of Security. It's worth a read,
even if you're not computer savvy. One that sticks with me is "if they
have physical access to your device, it's all over."
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