Minege Minege - 6 days ago 6
Python Question

How to not hardcode a String in a software?

I'm wondering how it's possible to not hard-code a string, for example, an IP in some software, or in remote connection software.

I heared about a Cyber Security Expert which found the IP of someone who was hacking people in hes software, and with that they tracked him.

So, how can I avoid hardcoding my IP in to the software, and how do people find my IP if I do hardcode it?

Answer

One option is to use asymmetric encryption, you can request the private string from a server using it (see SSL/TLS). If you want to do it locally you should write/read to a file (OS should take care of authorization, by means of user access)

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