[REBOL] to encrypt, or not to encrypt... Re:
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 5-Sep-2000 11:31
With REBOL you wont be too successful hiding this from a REBOL
programmer, because of course a properly placed probe would easily
reveal it no matter how much encryption you threw at it.
So basically all you can do is keep it from being non-programmer
readable in a file. The easiest way to this is with to-binary:
>> password: "password"
>> to-binary password
This is a little too obvious to me though, maybe compress:
>> compress password
Or lastly if your space conscious:
>> forall password [change password to-char xor 85 first password]
>> head password
> howdy list,
> There have been several posts on encryption lately. I'd
> like to be able to encrypt a local password file to call on
> when constructing ftp urls. I don't want to hard-code them
> into scripts, and I'm already tired of
> ;pass: ask/hide "password? "
> I also don't like to have my passwords floating around my drive
> in plain text.
> How do you guys handle this?
> Eat more spinach.
* Ryan Cole *
;Fortuneately escape will cancel this endless loop...
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