11/02/2006

11-03-06 - 2

I looked for a secure text editor so I could easily keep my personal/password/financial files encrypted. There are a lot of them, but they all appear to have been written by morons - the keep the file encrypted on disk but the editor uses standard windows edit controls which are trivial to scrape. Even if they called DrawString that would be very easy to scrape. The only way for them to be hard to scrape is if they do their own text drawing, which of course would be easy enough. I bet all those password manager things use edit controls too.

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