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Interesting article about logging. June 28, 2006

Posted by J.P. in Monkey thought.

Logging, a seemingly trivial part of a software system, turns out to have a lot more into it.

Logging on with KV: “I am amazed at the number of people who go to great lengths to encrypt data but then just chuck it all, unceremoniously, in plain form, into the logs.”

Key ideas:
1. Know what data need to be blinded, what need to be encrypted, what can just be left open.
2. Make sure the log itself isn’t tampered, including signing both the entries and the log itself.



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