Encryption source code with md5

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Sun Mar 28 16:08:20 CEST 2010

catalinfest at gmail.com wrote:
> I had a talk about Python and distribution of commercial products
> created with python. This made me think of a way to protect my source
> code to be distributed. I thought a live CD version and then to an
> encryption method of a portion of source code. These thoughts are the
> source of two questions.

I'd suggest that you don't think about encrypting your source code until
you have a rather better handle on encryption technology. Your mention
of MD5, a hashing rather than an encryption algorithm, makes it clear
that you aren't familiar with the technologies at present.

There's nothing wrong with ignorance (I have a more than adequate supply
of my own), but in encryption it's *very* easy to make mistakes that
render whole systems vulnerable to trivial attack. So you do really need
to know what you are doing.

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