RE: Password Hiding

From: Michael Silk (michaels_at_phg.com.au)
Date: 07/30/03

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    Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 09:02:36 +1000
    To: "pablo gietz" <pablo.gietz@nuevobersa.com.ar>, "secprog" <secprog@securityfocus.com>
    
    

    You cannot.

    Make the user keep it on some external source that
    they must connect when the run your program. hiding
    the password is not possible (unless it is acceptable
    that their computer is compromised an the key
    is recovered).

    -- Michael

    -----Original Message-----
    From: pablo gietz [mailto:pablo.gietz@nuevobersa.com.ar]
    Sent: Wednesday, 30 July 2003 4:14 AM
    To: secprog
    Subject: Password Hiding

    Hi all
    This is my first post,
    What can I do to hide a password that is used to encrypt-decrypt a
    config.file? .
    Where to save the password?. The program must run without user
    intervention and use this password to access that file.

    Language: Delphi

    Platform: windows

    Thanks

    --
    Pablo A. C. Gietz
    Jefe de Seguridad Informática
    Nuevo Banco de Entre Ríos S.A.
    Te.: 0343 - 4201351
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