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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 DEX file and the corresponding Java class file. 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 of decompilation and ask the obvious questions to understand what’s happening.

Keywords

Magic Number Method Area Java Virtual Machine Code Attribute Class Loader 
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© Godfrey Nolan 2012

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  • Godfrey Nolan

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