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Obfuscation

  • By: Suresh Kannan
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  • 25 Sep 2017 , 17:03:53
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  • Cryptography

In software development, obfuscation is the deliberate act of creating the source or machine code that is difficult for humans to understand. Like obfuscation in natural language, it may use needlessly roundabout expressions to compose statements. Programmers may deliberately obfuscate code to conceal its purpose (security through obscurity) or its logic or implicit values embedded in it, primarily, in order to prevent tampering, deter reverse engineering, or even as a puzzle or recreational challenge for someone reading the source code. This can be done manually or using an automated tool which is the way it is done industrially.

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