Vincent found a code in public domain, created by John Walker, founder of AutoDesk, Inc and co-author of AutoCAD. Those functions allowed encryption of arbitrary text with AES 256. Vincent took that code and used it in a way which allowed Bloggers to embed the encrypted code in a blog post, then easily decrypt it with a click and a password. Thus the first version of his tweak was born.
Perhaps I should not be worried that this code will ever disappear, but I’ve seen my share of good ideas appearing and disappearing, hence I’d rather be safe than sorry. Here’s the code from the encrypt / decrypt page, linked below (you’ll have to open <head> and close </body> and </html> to use it).
or, if you decided to host it yourself, point it to your own file. Alternatively, you may include the entire file into your header, saving a few milliseconds in the loading time:
..the code goes here..
/* ]]> */
Use the following code in your post to embed the encrypted text, hiding it:
In the next episode, we’ll cover (and back up) the second version of Vincent’s script.