Script with sensitive info

Anthony E. Greene Greene
Thu Jul 24 11:04:02 2003 wrote:
> I want to write a Perl script whose operation requires it to have some
> sensitive information (bank account passwords, etc.).  This script is
> meant to run non-interactively, so having it prompt the user for this
> information is not an option.  Also, encrypting the file itself would
> render the script uninterpretable by /usr/bin/perl.

You can encrypt a data file but the script will have to contain the
password or be able to read the password from another data file.

In the end you will have to depend on the security of the file system.

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