How to obscure a password

Peter Hansen peter at
Fri Feb 27 15:02:10 CET 2004

"Batista, Facundo" wrote:
> Peter Hansen wrote:
> #- Is it that you're going to be sending this password to a
> #- remote system,
> #- so basically you've got a utility which allows storing the password
> #- locally so that a user doesn't have to retype it but can still access
> #- the remote system?  (If that's the case, you could title this utility
> #- "security-removal-tool" because that's what it is.  Your
> #- call though...)
> That's right. It's a simple program that use pygoogle to get the word spell
> correctly, and we need to pass through a proxy to reach internet.
> If the user wants to store his password scrambled in his local disk (I'll
> inform him about security issues) or to retype everytime his password, it's
> his call.

Ah, storing it _locally_.  That's at least a darn sight better than storing
it unencrypted on a server where an adminstrator has access.  At least this
way one can rely on physical protections such as the lock on the office door...

Sounds good. :)


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