Protect Your Source Code: Obfuscation 101
Subject:   God save us all...
Date:   2005-04-13 08:26:03
From:   ptwobrussell
Response to: God save us all...

In response: you already that any code can always be hacked. Nothing is ever really secure from a theoretical standpoint. But to quote you, "Obfuscation only slows would be attackers." That's the whole point, and I'm glad that you mentioned it. And for the record, obfuscation can and does secure programs. Not in the same sense that encryption secures a message being communicated (which I mentioned), but you'd have to redefine secure to say that it doesn't help to protect source code from attack. Nothing can ever totally secure programs, but it certainly does secure them from elementary patches and the likes.