Re: Howto obfuscate OBJECT code (and not source code)?

Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich@compuserve.de>
15 May 2005 17:20:49 -0400

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From: Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich@compuserve.de>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.c++,comp.compilers
Date: 15 May 2005 17:20:49 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 05-05-092
Keywords: C++, code

Matt wrote:
>
> I have object/machine code in static library (written and compiled
> using C++) that I wish to make difficult to reverse-engineer. I am
> told by others that some could reverse-engineer this object/machine
> code to generate some or all of the source, and while it may not be a
> trivial task, it would not be impossible.


C++ compilers output very descriptive mangled names, and every call to
a library function will reveal parts of your code and data
structures. OO languages in general produce quite well readable binary
code.


DoDi


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