Decrypt without password...

Andrew McDonald
Wed Mar 6 23:16:02 2002

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 04:48:44PM -0500, Brad Tilley wrote:
> Is it just me, or is this insecure? I would _never_ place my pass
> phrase in a file. Security and convenience seem to always be at odds.
> As for me, I'll take security along with inconvenience any day.

This is exactly the reason for recommending the use of "no password"
over "password in script" for automated systems. The latter doesn't
really give anything more than a false sense of security (and a more
complicated script) in this context.

Andrew McDonald