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More Fun With Security Through Obfuscation On Linux And Unix

Jun 03, 2008, 11:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"A few months ago, we ran a post on security through obfuscation, regarding ways to make your code less comprehensible to folks who didn't understand it as well as you do. While, at the core, this does nothing to actually 'secure' your code from anyone with the patience to unravel it, it can be useful for keeping folks who know 'just enough to do a lot of damage' from messing with your scripts ;) And, on another level, it can be a useful stalling technique, since you'll be making anyone work to figure out how your script/code works before they can change it without risking destroying it.

"While I'm sure there are many more points to cover (and, hopefully, we'll cover them all eventually ;), today's addition to the arsenal is pretty obvious: Messing with your variable names..."

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