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Anyone's used this method to encrypt and decrypt files?

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I need to upload files. These files have patient info and i need them to be encrypted.

Is this a safe way of encrypting files?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307010

Or should I be using this method?

http://weblogs.asp.net/aghausman/archive/2009/03/16/saving-and-retrieving-file-using-filestream-sql-server-2008.aspx
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I like the KB307010 method because it is clean, single purposed and auditable.
You might want to consider whether the additional speed and level of security of the System.Security.Cryptography.AesCryptoServiceProvider makes it worth utilizing as an alternative to the DESCryptoServiceProvider used in that example.
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