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Re^28: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)

by jryan (Vicar)
on Sep 03, 2004 at 22:56 UTC ( #388443=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^27: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
in thread Perl 6 ... dead?

I didn't suggest that the key be hidden inside the VM. I suggested that it be entered by the users, every time the encrypted program was run; hence the "it would be a huge pain in the ass to users" part. :)

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Re^29: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Sep 03, 2004 at 23:09 UTC

    Well, that would be trivial to "break" from the onset, since the algorithm is known and the key is also known.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      Right, it would have the same vulnerabilities that "Enter Serial Number to Install" software does now.

        You guys going for the record on depth or something?

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