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My question would be who called "the dude" and how did he get in contact with your client? I've dealt with many alarmist in the past and they usually turn out to be someone that 'knows all about computers' but really don't have any credibility.

My experience with these types of things has been to reassure your client that their information is *relatively* safe (you're not storing credit card numbers are you?) and that no system, not even the federal government is 100% secure.

Then if need be, call the dude's bluff. Set up a db and see if he/she can hack it. You should also point out to your client that there is safety in numbers. Why is someone going to waste their time hacking into my 'Elvis collectible blow-up doll' database when the world is full of banks and much more juicier targets.

I've run into the same thing with SSL (usually some freak with a y2k-buggy version of Netscape, telling me - and cc'ing everyone and their mother - that my certificates were expired- NOT!) and I found that I can lay a line of techno babble on the clients (and the alarmist) that pretty much convinces them that you know *a lot more* than they do.

Then again, I could be wrong... Wink

Check out the FAQ regarding dbman security and see if there's anything in it that'll help you out.

Good Luck, Mike.



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