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Obfuscation and .NET

By: Richard Wiener

Abstract

Assemblies generated under .NET may be decompiled into easily recognized source code that is either identical or similar to the original source code. Individuals or companies deploying .NET generated assemblies that are targeted for client machines may unwittingly be distributing their source code — in most cases an unintended consequence. Since source code is generally considered a valuable intellectual asset, measures should be taken to prevent decompilation into easily recognized source code.

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Richard Wiener, “Obfuscation and .NET”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 4, no. 4 (May 2005), pp. 73-92, doi:10.5381/jot.2005.4.4.c6.

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