Crypto Suggestion/Help

Thomas Krüger newsgroups at nospam.nowire.org
Mon Apr 9 07:52:23 CEST 2007


Jimmy E Touma schrieb:
> I need some advise on doing the following. I have a Linux application
> that allows users to access it via a code (password). At the end of the
> day, I gather a log of activities of the users and zip the file and
> would like to encrypt it so that the users can not access it or tamper
> with it. Only manager should. If I use a private/public key for doing so
> I have to store the private key on my computer. What is a good way to
> encrypt a file and have the key well hidden on the same computer? If you
> have any other way to do, like MD5 or similar, please let me know.

You don't need encryption, cryptographic hashes or Python. What you need
are just the basic UNIX/Linux permissions.

Thomas



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