I need to encrypt some information in the database. Right now I'm using the AES_ENCRYPT function in Mysql.

Do you think it is secure enough? Is DES a better and more secure algorithm?

Thanks in advance
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Yes, it's better than the other PHP encrypt with no salt. Salts provide that extra security...I use AES_ENCRYPT with a good salt on my servers and freelancing jobs

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Oh sorry, spoke too soon, you said or DES. Well, I just use AES_ENCRYPT with a large salt. Though I've read about things like it is better to use extended DES (PHP) but I THINK standard DES has ONLY a 2 character salt...

I recommend the larger salt and AES_ENCRYPT.
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