Laying the Groundwork

  • Godfrey Nolan


To begin, in this chapter I introduce you to the problem with decompilers and why virtual machines and the Android platform in particular are at such risk. Youlearn about the history of decompilers; it may surprise you that they’ve been around almost as long as computers. And because this can be such an emotive topic, I take some time to discuss the legal and moral issues behind decompilation. Finally, you’re introduced to some of options open to you if you want to protect your code.


Source Code Virtual Machine Reverse Engineering Intellectual Property Right License Agreement 


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