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Re: Trying to learn something about obfuscation

by rob_au (Abbot)
on Feb 06, 2003 at 18:55 UTC ( #233228=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Trying to learn something about obfuscation

In addition to the direction provided by Mr. Muskrat above, I would also point you to assistance which the perl compiler itself can provide when deciphering obfuscated code. For example, using the Deparse backend, a parsed version of the code can be generated which is invariably much more readable:

rob@kathmandu:~$ perl -MO=Deparse -e 'die$;!~y//.-~/c.$;.([$^=~/./g]&~ +$").$&.($;&{}).$/' die !($; =~ tr//.-~/c) . $; . ([$^ =~ /./g] & ~$") . $& . ($; & {}) . +$/; -e syntax OK

Note though that some code can be written to deliberately not be able to be parsed in this manner. The joy of obfuscation.


perl -le 'print+unpack("N",pack("B32","00000000000000000000001000101011"))'

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