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Re: Re: Here is a commercial obfuscator

by diotalevi (Canon)
on Mar 20, 2003 at 15:28 UTC ( #244607=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Here is a commercial obfuscator
in thread Here is a commercial obfuscator

That's already been done - B::Deparse. The one thing I think it lacks is symbol re-renaming. I don't know about you but I find it difficult to keep track of all those oddly named z... symbols. So this morning I created B::Deobfuscate - Deobfuscates symbol names which goes as far as is sane for using better symbol names.

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Re: Re: Re: Here is a commercial obfuscator
by benn (Vicar) on Mar 20, 2003 at 17:42 UTC
    Bravo. How much're you charging for it? I suggest round about $1,879 :)
      How about free? Just to add injury to insult.. ;) and because it is good manners.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

      That's nice, but let me remind that reverse-engineering is prohibited by laws of a lot of countries (including USA). And since a sole (exclusive!) purpose of B::Deobfuscate is to break obfuscation (obviously for reverse-engineering), posting this to can hurt it (if say Stunnix guy will be smart and will bring admin of perlmonks to court). So it may be wise to move B::Deobfuscate from to somewhere else. That's nearly as posting license keys for ActiveState commercial products here..

        Oh? By what theory do you construe B::Deobfuscate as reverse-engineering? It is based on the openly published (by the vendor) description of how the product achieves its claimed end. No evidence has been adduced that diotalevi has obtained and/or examined the actual product.

        Of course, you don't have any such theory. You just can't take the heat, so you try FUD. Go away.


        Awwww, come on. You asked for this by posting here and claiming your obfuscation was irreversible. You were proved wrong by someone smarter than you. Now you're playing the legal card because you lost in the technical ring?



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