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.
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Ivan Ristic is well-known in the information security world, and his name has become almost a synonym for SSL Labs. Before that, he was mostly known for his work with OWASP and the development of ModSecurity.