Re: SQL 2005 express security issue

Personally I cracked MDB files' passwords many times. There are lots of softwares which perform this job decently and easily in one second.

Ekrem Onsoy

"stm" <stm@xxxxxxx> wrote in message news:ehzwxRMaIHA.3828@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
yes, they will get a copy of the mdf is included in the distribution of my application.
It is a local standalone application, no network connection required.

Using Access, I can set password to MDB, although some said it is easy to crack.

"Daniel Crichton" <msnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 在郵件 news:%233L5VsBaIHA.5900@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 中撰寫...
stm wrote on Wed, 6 Feb 2008 00:19:17 +0800:

but anyone can install his own SQL Express in their own machine, and
view anything.......

Only if they then get hold of the MDF and LDF files and attach them to their instance of SQL Server - if you allow access to the underlying files then you're at risk no matter what software you use. If they just install SQL Express on their own machine and then connect to a different server where your data lies they'd need to have the sa password on the remote server - they can't just connect using the local sa login and then pull it across.

If you're really concerned about restricting access to the data, then look into using the built-in encryption features - using these would also require the person who gets the MDF and LDF files to also gain access to the certificate used to encrypt/decrypt the data, and that is likely going to be much harder.