Thursday, March 18, 2021

A guide on code obfuscation technique

Every business is making use of various applications to serve its clients. It was not easy to meet the expectations of the customers without the help of technology. But now it becomes a bit convenient to cater to the needs of your clients when you make use of technology. You can use various applications that can make your tasks easier. You can develop the applications by keeping in mind all the things that your business and your customers require. Nowadays, you have to be more attentive regarding the security of the applications you use. 


You may find it easy to use applications but you may be ignoring the strong need for its security. The cyber attacks are increasing that can harm your business in so many ways. When businesses ignore the need for securing their applications the hackers take advantage of this point. Still, even after using various security tactics, you can protect your applications 100% but that does not mean you will not make any effort to protect them. It can leads to both financial and social loss to your business if you ignore this aspect of using applications.

The word code obfuscation is used in many security tools used and it is most recommended. It can provide you security against reverse engineering, tampering, code injection, and so on. This tool involves manipulating the code to make it unavailable to execute or interpret. The hackers or the unauthorized third party will not be able to read or understand it in any way. This is the most helpful in open source applications. It is to be made sure that the IP of every application is protected against the threats or security attacks that can harm your application and the data it holds. 

The techniques used in code obfuscation can be of many kinds that you should know. These are:

  • Rename obfuscation: This technique of obfuscation means renaming the variables involved so that the original variables can be protected. The different numbers or alphabets or other naming techniques can be used to name it in a confusing manner. 

  • Data obfuscation: In this obfuscation technique the original intent is protected against wrongful acts. The data obfuscation involves manipulating the ways of storing data. The different tools that can be used for this type of obfuscation that is storage, aggregation, ordering, string obfuscation, etc. 

  • Custom encoding: The developers use this technique as obfuscation by encoding the strings. The customized algorithm can be used for the purpose of decoding.

So, these are the following types of code obfuscation that you need to know. Along with this, you must be able to determine the quality of the methods discussed above. There can be some parameters that can be helpful in all this. Potency, resilience, cost, stealth, are some determinants that should be used to know the quality of this method. There are so many benefits of code obfuscation as it can handle the threats, making hackers unable to read or know the codes, and so on.