Encrypt a File

Encrypt a File

encrypt.rb

How often have you heard about people selling their computers on an auction site, only to later discover that their sensitive information had been exposed on the Internet? And what about corporate espionage, or all those missing government laptops? If you talk to security experts, one of the first recommendations they make is to encrypt sensitive information. You could always buy a program that does this for you, but that's no fun. Let's write our own encryption script! There are many encryption algorithms from which to choose, all with varying levels of strength. In this example, I will be using Blowfish, a very fast, symmetric block cipher.

The Code

 require 'crypt/blowfish' unless ARGV[0] puts "Usage: ruby ...

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