Topic: Storing Credit Card Numbers in MySQL
I just want to throw this topic out there.
I am building an application that will be storing credit card numbers in a MySQL database. I have been doing some research into it and have read about using MySQL's AES_ENCRYPT and AES_DECRYPT methods using a keystring to encrypt and decrypt the credit card number.
Does anyone have any better ideas using Ruby?
I don't necessarily want to discuss the question of "Do I" or "Don't I" store the data - just the technical aspect of the best way to encrypt a piece of sensitive data in a database.