Oracle has improved the AES encryption/decryption functions in
MySQL 5.6.17. They improved it a lot and posted a blog which explains all the
If you would like to know more about encryption there are two resources I would recommend:
- The Code Book by Simon Singh. This is about the history of cryptography, but it also includes a lot of information about crypto which is currently in use. This is also a very entertaining read.
- Crypto 101, a free/opensource book which gives a intro to crypto. The webpage also has a video of the talk on which the book is based.
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