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[REBOL] rebol weak points (i think) Re:(10)

From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 14-Sep-2000 11:01

> [rishi--picostar--com] wrote: > > > is there any other way, besides writing a compiler, to hide source code? >
There is possibly another way I overlooked. This is to create native executable that basically has your scrambled program append to it. This executable would: 1. Display a user defined splash screen. 2. Descramble your program using a predefined key. 3. Verify the REBOL executable is indeed the real thing and not a fake. 4. Execute REBOL with special command line disabling escape key and executing your program via stdin. Now I said possibly. What I dont know is if you can disable the escape key, or execute programs in the usual way via stdin. If it does work, also take in mind that this still a very thin layer of security. There is no need to use very strong encryption since a hackers have all the elements they need to decrypt. But if they know that much, they might just prefer to write thier own version of your program from scratch. --Ryan Ryan Cole Programmer Analyst 707-468-5400 The Tao that can be expressed is not the eternal Tao. -Lao Tzu