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Something to amuse you all over the weekend.
A commercial Perl obfuscator from Stunnix. A snip at $1879.
Is the fact that the domain was registered 4 days ago: whois record [whois.org].
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The non-native English is amusing at points, too:
It requires is a working Perl version 5.8 or greater installed somewhere in your system (a so-called "interpreter for backend").
Their sample code [stunnix.com] is run against perldoc, which some might say is obfuscated already... :-)
So how long until someone comes up with a de-obfuser?
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It looked to me as though most of their obfuscation could easily be undone using perltidy and B::Deparse. The only thing that couldn't cope with would be the replacement of the symbol names. So you'd just end up with a Perl program with strange variable and function names. Hardly an unbreakable form of encryption :)
It looked to me as though most of their obfuscation could easily be undone using perltidy and B::Deparse.
And B::Deparse is probably what they're using anyway.
Hardly an unbreakable form of encryption :)
I think it's up to us make that clear. Someone oughta take the couple hours to do the de-obfuscator and make it well-known, so that we have something to point to when the raft of "Hey, I want to hide my code, and this thing says it'll do it, is it worth $1879?" questions come in.
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