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    Security question...

    **Repost from Linux forum**

    I'm wanting my program to pass a command to the system which will unzip a password protected zip file. How can I make this system call that will include the password without someone being able to evesdrop and obtain the password?

    Also, by storing the password in my program as a string, would some one be able to somehow obtain the password from the binary?

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    1. You can't.

    2. Sure. Just open the EXE in a hex editor, or disassemble it.

    In any case, the password will be in the computer RAM when your program is running, and it is techically possible, using specialized utilities, to look into the RAM.
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    void J(char*a){int f,i=0,c='1';for(;a[i]!='0';++i)if(i==81){
    puts(a);return;}for(;c<='9';++c){for(f=0;f<9;++f)if(a[i-i%27+i%9
    /3*3+f/3*9+f%3]==c||a[i%9+f*9]==c||a[i-i%9+f]==c)goto e;a[i]=c;J(a);a[i]
    ='0';e:;}}int main(int c,char**v){int t=0;if(c>1){for(;v[1][
    t];++t);if(t==81){J(v[1]);return 0;}}puts("sudoku [0-9]{81}");return 1;}

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