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usera

Greeting,

Did anybody know that once I compiled the au3 to exe file, will that exe file still hold the clean text or not? for example in the au3 file I have one line:

$file = FileOpen("C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Javascripts\JSByteCodeWin.bin", 2)

once compiled to EXE file can I use like winhex to view that information. if yes, how to prevent that ?

Thanks

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Melba23

usera,

Searching the forums will provide you with a lot more information in greater detail, but in brief:

- Your plain language script is within the compiled .exe, but in compressed form. It is not immediately viewable with a hex editor, but is by no means secure as it is expanded in memory when the .exe is run.

- Obfuscator (part of the full SciTE4AutoIt3 package) will obscure your script by changing variable and constant names (and a lot more!), which makes it harder to decompile but again does not render the .exe secure.

So, compiling an Autoit script will prevent quick snooping, but a determined, experienced hacker can relatively easily get your source - including passwords, specific filenames, etc.

M23

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Juvigy

So? Any pointers how we can made a compiled .exe file difficult for a "a determined, experienced hacker " to see the code or mess with it?

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Valuater

So? Any pointers how we can made a compiled .exe file difficult for a "a determined, experienced hacker " to see the code or mess with it?

The pointers are above as Melba stated, other than that...

compile with a different compiler, or make one

( don't ask, there are none to point you to, AFAIK )

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Jos

So? Any pointers how we can made a compiled .exe file difficult for a "a determined, experienced hacker " to see the code or mess with it?

You did read the post above yours?

Other than that: Enough is said on this subject so just search and read.

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