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    You are missing the point I was making. No computer program/application is 100% secure. That certainly includes any browser based applications such as a 'Web interface with ASP'.


    SQL Server is more secure than Access which is more secure than e.g. Excel. However any of these can be hacked by a skilled and determined hacker with sufficient time and motivation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isladogs View Post
    You are missing the point I was making. No computer program/application is 100% secure. That certainly includes any browser based applications such as a 'Web interface with ASP'.
    SQL Server is more secure than Access which is more secure than e.g. Excel. However any of these can be hacked by a skilled and determined hacker with sufficient time and motivation.
    But some platforms are inherently (way) more secure than others, that's my point. A platform that leaves a client that houses all the developmental components that need extraordinary effort to cover up is always less secure than a platform that doesn't leave anything to the user. You must know this. Your test database is a good exercise, but it only shows how cumbersome a task like this would get. As I said, time is money. If the OP would have to develop everything from scratch to achieve his goal (as all indications seem to be), he might as well develop this on another platform that is inherently more secure.

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    I'm a SQL server DBA for more than 20 years, and I must say that SQL server itself can be secured for 99,99 %. You can set read/write rights not only per table/view but per column and set execute rights on all procedures/functions. If a SQL server database gets hacked it's mostly by human error: insecure passwords or incorrect security settings, or connection strings in the user interface that are not properly encrypted.

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    Hi @NoellaG
    Yes I agree that SQL Server can be made very secure and that most of the causes of hacking are due to human error.
    However I do know of at least two vulnerabilities that can be used to view SQL data bypassing security.
    For obvious reasons I won't disclose those in a public forum.
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    @keviny04,
    Thanks for your comments. I see what you are getting at, but I don't know how to create a web interface, haven't used ADO (yet) and I am required to use Access as the FE and SQL Server as the BE (at this point).
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    Colin,
    Thanks for the links. I added them to my reading list. Looks promising.... once it sinks in.
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    @NoellaG,
    Sigh..... more reading.
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    So is DNS-less the way to go?
    Delete all linked tables and move/convert Access queries to SQL queries/SP?

    Would that mean changing from DAO to ADO?
    In the Cloud, SQL would be on its own VM, I would have my VM and each client would have their own VM. Clients would access their VM using RDP. Each client would have their own copy of the FE (an accde).


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