I'm curious after reading today about a minor code leakage from a large project to some blogs & forums (to say it short: the guys forgot to anonymize the code before asking for help), all detected and (angrily) complained by the customer who reasonably wanted to protect the IP they paid for.
First of all, I know it's a good practice (correct me if I'm wrong), when required to disclose code to public sites in order to ask for help, to take appropriate anonymization measures, like renaming in all snippets something like
com.somecompany.SomeGenericRiskIndicatorClass and so on...
Now, suppose I would like to find out if and where (and maybe who, but it's not important now and it's not part of the question) the originally restricted code was leaked in order to properly react (read "send all the guys an email telling either they delete/clean posts or something bad will happen to the culprit", haha).
I suppose that a good way could be googling something unique that you could find in the code. For example, if I worked for Inintech I would try to google for
com.inintech to see if somebody was stupid enough to paste code full with
It's not a comprehensive method, it's based on the assumption that someone is better trying to protect the binding between company and code (ie. for security by obscurity reasons, public image...) rather than preventing intellectual property from being freely available to the public.
My straight questions are: