in reply to PerlAPP security?

Perlapp 'encrypts' the perl source code. The output is wrapped into a standard win32 PE (portable executable) with the necessary binary extras (ie perl) and can be disassmbled with simple tools. See Security, is it to much to ask? for details on extracting the original data. Note that the trivial XOR encryption against the string 'Copyright 2000 ActiveState Tool Corp.' has not been used for some time and it is now harder to extract the original source. How much harder? You will just have to RTFB but as MeowChow pointed out it is/must be extractable.



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Re^2: PerlAPP security?
by jdtoronto (Prior) on Sep 17, 2004 at 05:45 UTC

    My most grateful thanks. I downloaded the trial version of PE explorer and took it for a run. Not bad product, lots of interesting information - kinda confirms my hope that using PerlAPP will at least keep our code away fomr the tinkerers who have caused me many problems in the past.

    It is obviously extractable and could be 'got at' by someone of a more malicious bent. But RTFB is more fun this way.