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Re^10: encrypt passwords

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Apr 18, 2015 at 07:45 UTC ( #1123856=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^9: encrypt passwords
in thread encrypt passwords

  1. I'd tell him the truth.

    Depending upon my read of the situation and the man, I'd likely do it in the form of a formal report.

    If I felt it necessary, I'd copy his boss on it.

  2. I'd demonstrate that any pure Perl solution is trivially defeated with minimum effort and knowledge.

    I'd hide a password behind 3 levels of secure encryption, and run the script as:

    perl -d:Trace theScript.pl | find "DBI->connect"

    And watch the decoded password pop into view.

  3. I'd then offer him a binary solution as a "stop gap" measure, to be used at his own risk.

    And I'd want pre-absolution for any and all failures; in writing, before I coded it.


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