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Ghost in the Machine

  • Godfrey Nolan

Abstract

If you’re trying to understand just how good an obfuscator or decompiler really is, then it helps to be able to see what’s going on inside a classfile. Otherwise you’re relying on the word of a third-party vendor or, at best, a knowledgeable reviewer. For most people, that’s not good enough when you’re trying to protect mission critical code. At the very least, you should be able to talk intelligently about the area and ask the obvious questions to understand just what’s happening.

Keywords

Line Number Method Area Program Counter Java Virtual Machine Code Attribute 
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© Godfrey Nolan 2004

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  • Godfrey Nolan

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