Simple String EnCrypt + DeCrypt function

Sometimes you need some simple way to avoid stuff is read by someone else.
Some texts you want to keep private.
Can be if you save information in files, at a server with limited options for file protection.

If your need of security is not that high,
this script makes it a bit more difficult to get to your information.
Most people would never be able to decode your text.
If you have stuff that needs high security, you should use other tools.
Sure is possible to add more complicated operations,
but I wanted to keep it small, fast and simple.

This little function will use a Secret Key to encrypt text.
And you would have to use same Key to decrypt it back.
There is only one function for both encrypt/decrypt.
And you call it the same way always.

Script below will output:

Key: mysecretkey
To be or not to be, that is the question
To be or not to be, that is the question

I think it is easy to see how to use this function.
Here is my code:

PHP Code:

// String EnCrypt + DeCrypt function
// Author: halojoy, July 2006
function convert($str,$ky=''){
$ky=='')return $str;
strlen($ky)<8)exit('key error');

// Secret key to encrypt/decrypt with
$key=‘mysecretkey’; // 8-32 characters without spaces

// String to encrypt
$string1=‘To be or not to be, that is the question’;

// EnCrypt string

// DeCrypt back

// Test output
echo ‘<span style=”font-family:Courier”>’.“\n”;

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