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The user can enter sensitive user data via a data entry program and save the data to an encrypted archive to be later retrieved or used. In order to maintain security of the sensitive user’s information in a typical application that uses sensitive user data, it is sent from a data entry system to the secure data archive over an encrypted connection, for example, an TLS connection. Secure data archives secure sensitive user data and store it in its memory. Secure data archives respond to data exit entities by decrypting sensitive user data. It then sends the decrypted user data to the data exit system via a secure connection like TLS.

The sensitive information of the user in cleartext is visible at the beginning of the secure connection, when sensitive user information is sent to the secure archive through the secure link. This is a security flaw in this method of storage and retrieval. In the same way, sensitive cleartext user data is displayed at the end of the secure connection as the sensitive user’s information is sent to the data exit system over the secure connection. Another issue is the fact that the same entity (e.g.,the secure data archive) secures the sensitive user data and keeps the sensitive user’s data. If an unauthorized person violates the secure data archive they could gain access to the encrypted keys inside the securedataarchive to decrypt sensitive data of users. Another issue is that the administrators of the securedata archive might not be able to access sensitive user data.

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