encrypted executables

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Tue Feb 19 04:09:21 UTC 2008

On 2008-02-18 19:54, Jerry Toung <jrytoung at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Feb 18, 2008 5:39 PM, Dimitry Andric <dimitry at andric.com> wrote:
>>On 2008-02-19 02:18, Jerry Toung wrote:
>>> anybody knows of a tool to encrypt executables under FreeBSD? may be
>>> from the ports?  I am not talking about simple file encryption.
>> Can you elaborate on what you *are* talking about then?  Some
>> security-by-obscurity scheme, perhaps? :)
> I need to encrypt elf binaries. I'd like to make it harder for the bad
> guy to reverse engineer my app.

You know about truss/ktrace/strace already, right?

It may be moot to encrypt the ELF binary, if the `bad guy' can access
the running image of the process *after* it has been decrypted to

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