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LinuxSecurity: Encrypting Shell Scripts

Jan 25, 2005, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Duane Dunston)

[ Thanks to duane for this link. ]

"Do you have scripts that contain sensitive information like passwords and you pretty much depend on file permissions to keep it secure? If so, then that type of security is good provided you keep your system secure and some user doesn't have a 'ps -ef' loop running in an attempt to capture that sensitive info (though some applications mask passwords in 'ps' output). There is a program called 'shc; that can be used to add an extra layer of security to those shell scripts..."

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