We have a little situation here where some security is required and I dont know much about it.
Actually we are developing a product which integrates with another product.
To log into the another product we are given a username and password
Currently in our beta release we store without encryption in a text file. Before we release the product we need to encrypt the password for security.
This password is made available to us during the installation (installshield)
Now we want to encrypt, store this password in a file and decrypt it while logging to the other product. (this we do through c++ application)
I know that since we require to decrypt it again, the security will not be tight, but its ok since we have to stick to the architecture.
Can you experts suggest me how do I do this? Which algorithm to use? And whether any third party (open source) tools are available.
I want to do some hard thinking before I finialise, so If you could provide me with some links to increase my knowledge in this area, that will be great.
Thanks and Regards,