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Compiled class password issue

Dan Eichler

Joined: Dec 01, 2011
Posts: 6
Working on a project today I found that I could grep my password and see it with in compiled classes using VI. I'm sure other editors will show a string as well. Is there anyway to prevent this?

Stephan van Hulst

Joined: Sep 20, 2010
Posts: 3677

Yeah. Don't hard code passwords. Or if you have to, encrypt them first.
I agree. Here's the link:
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