I am making a chat program in PERL and I have created a login script. I ran across a security problem when passing the username and password value though the url \ (cause well you could see them hehe)... So I had the script picka random number then create a file with that randomnumber.dat then i had it stor the username and password inside it (with 700) permissions. Soo then the page is created and the script reffers the the number in the url instead of displayign the uername and password. After the script gets the random number and opens it and reads it...it deletes the file. Soo I want your feedback to see how yall would have done this..
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