The beauty of encryption – pwcrypt exposed
Obscurity is a valid security layer when used as part of a comprehensive security strategy. But obscurity mainly improves perceived safety, it never should be your first choice.
The pwcrypt tool can be used to obfuscate passwords in various config files. It can be easily extracted with a standard spreadsheet tool once you understand the underlying principle. It is even possible to extract control characters that you can not enter on the keyboard…Read More →