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Re: Security, is it to much to ask?

by MeowChow (Vicar)
on Jul 17, 2001 at 08:09 UTC ( #97250=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Security, is it to much to ask?

Any algorithim implemented in the PerlApp executable could be reverse-engineered by a competent cracker with a low-level debugger, probably in a matter of hours, because PerlApp must decrypt the cyphertext into plaintext in order to execute it. ActiveState decided to keep it simple, and obscured things from the view of a casual user. It wouldn't make much difference either way, except that in the former case, chinman would have had a much harder time restoring his original source.
   MeowChow                                   
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