Mission has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've been reading for the past two days on CGI.pm and more specifically on encryption / security. I'm to the point that I think I've "Got It!", but I'd rather post my thoughts (*after reading a bit*) and see if others can verify what I suspect regarding login encryption.To the best of my knowldege (*and please educate me if I'm off base*) the problem with encrypting a username / password login is that the login has already been submitted over the 'net' clear text to the server before the
my $query = new CGI;
BTW: If anyone wants advice on security in general, just type 'security' in the search box and read for a couple of days (that's what I did.) Thanks to all who posted in the past. You're posts saved me tons of time and I appreciate it.
- Am I right in my understanding of what is happening?
- What are the options for password protection to avoid sending clear text?
"Heck I don't know how to do it either, but do you think that's going to stop me?!!"