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Re: Quest: a bulletproof-secure, automated scraper

by Zaxo (Archbishop)
on Mar 19, 2005 at 05:05 UTC ( #440869=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Quest: a bulletproof-secure, automated scraper

Security of the kind you want depends on trusting the root user. Run your script from a machine that only you control. Don't run it without an encrypted connection.

Source obfuscation or encryption is not useful. Anybody who can read or run the script can read the key. Unix file system permissions are a better way to prevent unauthorized access to your keys.

You may not be da Donald, but that's no protection.

After Compline,
Zaxo

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Re^2: Quest: a bulletproof-secure, automated scraper
by tlm (Prior) on Mar 19, 2005 at 05:30 UTC

    Security of the kind you want depends on trusting the root user. Run your script from a machine that only you control.

    Certainly, I should have mentioned this from the start. I'm the one and only user of the machine in question (and naturally have root access).

    the lowliest monk

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