Swift - encryption road map

Asked by Bab on 2014-02-18

Hi,
 I need to encrypt the file/content that I'm going to store in Swift. Is Swift have any future road map to support hardware level encryption or other?

 Or is it complete client's responsibility to encrypt the content before storing it?

Thanks.

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Samuel Merritt (torgomatic) said : #1

Right now, it's all up to the client.

There may or may not be some future plans for something someday in Swift, but don't wait for it.

Besides, if you really want to keep your data secure, you have to encrypt it before it leaves your machine. If you rely on a service provider to encrypt your data for you, you're trusting them not to copy the plaintext somewhere (right into the NSA's waiting hands) before encrypting it, and of course if you can get the data back out in its original plaintext form, that means your service provider can just decrypt your data and hand it over to $adversary any time they want.

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