Script with sensitive info
Thu Jul 24 15:53:01 2003
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* kynn at panix.com <kynn at panix.com> [2003-07-24 09:46]:
> > You *can* require that a human input that key when the script
> > starts up (maybe once per system boot). This still requires the key
> > stay in memory in the clear (better than disk, but still possible
> > to access).
> I like this idea. So let me ask a simpler question (I'm a complete
> PGP/Gnupg novice): is there a good way to use Gnupg from within a Perl
> script to encrypt and decrypt a text string based on a user-supplied
There are several GnuPG interfaces available on CPAN (the Comprehensive
Perl Archive Network, which houses most of the publicly available Perl
modules and extensions); look at
<http://search.cpan.org/search?query=gnupg&mode=module> for a mostly
The three most dangerous things are a programmer with a soldering
iron, a manager who codes, and a user who gets ideas.
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