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Hi ,
How I could protect my  vb.net code from decompiling
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shaggyb earned 63 total points
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if its being translated into machine code then it cannot be decompiled........   it can however be disassembled and there aint nothin you can do about that.......

although i suppose you could write a compiler that scrambles the code...then inserts a routine to descramble it before execution......

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You can see what any code does, Softice will let hackers crack you code for ANYTHING you write. It's just like you can't hide HTML... your browser has to get some information to read in order for you to see, and you can sniff the wire, or view source and see the html. Your processor also has to be sent info, and Softice and other debuggers are just as capable of seeing this as you are to view source. It can be obufscated as stated above, but IF anyone actually want's to see it bad enough, they WILL. There are cleaver tricks of the trade that can be done, some detect Debuggers like softice, and kill the app, that way the code can't be seen, at leaste not very long.... I suggest you read a book like: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1886411794/103-9535620-8397465?v=glance  That book is a great resource. You can also do some searching for packers and compilers that will keep the code safer to the casual hacker...
-rich
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