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What is the benefit of the 'free-to-deobfuscate' model over open-source?

Some applications (for example Minecraft) have the 'free-to-deobfuscate'-model. It means that you are free to make and distribute changes to the applications code, but you must decompile and ...
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How do I implement code obfuscation for native code? [closed]

I'm interested in doing code obfuscation (native code, to make it clear what I mean by "native code": the actual machine code in x86/x64/arm executable files - PE, ELF, Macho and etc, not the sources) ...
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Does Jar file shrinker affect performance

I've heard ProGuard's Jar shrinker affects the performance of you application. Is this true? And if so just how much slower does the Jar go shrinked compared to unshrinked?
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C quiz, puzzles obfuscated C [closed]

I believe that I am a good C programmer. I can solve beginner level Question in google's code jam. I did solve all of the programming examples in KN kings: C programming. Given a problem I can express ...
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How is C/C++ more difficult to decompile than C#?

See top answer here: Obfuscation at source-code level more effective than obfuscators?, specifically "Code it in a language so not easy to decompile such as C/C++" I'm looking to write a new ...
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How to protect my php code running on a client server?

I'd like to ask how to protect my code that is running on a client server from being altered and/or copied. It's running on Ubuntu Server with the standard Apache Php Mysql stack. Any software needed ...
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Code obfuscator for C++

I suspect that obfuscating C++ code will make reverse engineering harder: without meaningful symbol names there will be no hints about modules functions and interactions. Can anyone recommend good, ...
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Is it important to obfuscate C++ application code?

In the Java world, it seems to sometimes be a problem, but, what about C++? Are there different solutions? I was thinking about the fact that someone can replace the C++ library of a specific OS ...
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Protecting proprietary code linking with LGPL v3 code

I've been warned that LGPL v3 forbids any kind of modifications that would prevent reverse-engineering, including software protection such as obfuscation. In practice, does this license make it ...
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Is code pruning related to obfuscation?

From my research, many obfuscation/optimization packages include a feature called pruning where the software will remove dead code during processing. The following packages include both obfuscation ...
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How do I encrypt the source code on the webserver?

I have a web application developed using Python, HTML, CSS & JavaScript. The customer installs it in any of their own Machine and uses it through their LAN. In short the customer sets up the ...
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The case for code obfuscation?

What are the top reasons to write obfuscated code, in terms of a real benefit to the people developing the code, and the business that runs that code (if the code in question is in fact commericial ...
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How can I select an appropriate licensing/obfuscation system for .NET? [closed]

I saw someone suggesting .NET Reactor once as a good obfuscator. I went to their website to check it out and saw they have a product called IntelliLock which is advertised as a pretty robust ...
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Fellow programmer used worst programming practices

I know it seems odd to say, but a fellow programmer at work deliberately used a couple of bad programming practices on purpose! I'll explain. First let me say that he's an intelligent guy and for ...
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Must source code released under GPL be human-readable?

In a response to another question, a poster suggested that under the GPL: ...you need to provide the human readable [code], not a whitespace stripped version... Readability would seem to me to ...
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Decompilers - Myth or Fact?

Lately I have been thinking of application security and binaries and decompilers. (FYI- Decompilers is just an anti-complier, the purpose is to get the source back from the binary) Is there such ...
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Entire webpage obfuscation

I want to obfuscate all the webpages of my website. I Googled through some free tools like HTML and Javascript obfuscation but don't know how effective they are. First of all, does it makes sense to ...
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Open Source PHP Encoder [closed]

Are there some recomendations on Open Source or Free PHP Encoder systems? Is something available?
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Cross border data obfuscation and how to deal with it?

I am currently facing a situation where I will need to obfuscate data for legal reasons (these are countrywide rules and not specific to me) I will still need to work with teams outside this area who ...
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What are the advantages of obfuscating release code?

The specific example I have in mind involves the currently-alpha game Minecraft, but this is a general question that I think warrants some conversation. Minecraft is written in Java, and stack traces ...