There is - but since update in basically an automated process, we have essentially embedded a password into the code - a very bad practice. It is encrypted and known to only a few in our organization, but still it is probably vulnerable to being hacked if somebody were to work at it hard enough. We are planning to change to a dynamically generated key that will be provided via a newwork connection back to our central service organization - but we don't have that infrastructure quote ready yet.
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