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C#: DLL as Embbeded Resource

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I have two files, one is an EXE the other is a DLL (Class Library). I have embedded an XML file with sensitive data and the DLL is added as a reference to the EXE file. If the DLL is opened with Notepad, most of the information is encoded but the nodes containing the sensitive text are readable. Is there a way to encode the XML file or make the DLL so it cannot be opened by an end user?

DLL file:
...
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*ë   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<HNeedles>
  <CurrentPassword>Cry$tal</CurrentPassword>
  <FirstPreviousPassword>Sn0wFall!</FirstPreviousPassword>
  <SecondPreviousPassword>1stFr0st</SecondPreviousPassword>
</HNeedles>
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