in reply to Encryption, Decryption & Password Protection

GnuPG can be used to encrypt files. Is there a particular reason you want to use Perl for this?

More generally, I get the impression that you don't have a lot of experience with encryption (not an insult, just a statement of fact). That is a very good sign that you should be using premade solutions, not trying to come up with your own.

"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

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Re^2: Encryption, Decryption & Password Protection
by Bugz (Acolyte) on Dec 17, 2014 at 18:43 UTC
    Thank you for your response. I haven't done any encryption till now so you are right in assessing the situation. No offense taken. I am okay with pre-made solutions and will look at GnuPG But learning about how it's done and how things work underneath the hood was the minor goal of this effort.