Self-extracting exe files - the unhidden dangers
by ArticSoft - Friday, 8 November 2002.
The use of passwords to control access to self decrypting executable files is not defensible as a security technique and should be avoided in favor of much stronger techniques such as public key cryptography. The security issues are outlined in this paper.

Download the paper in PDF format here.

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