Piracy is illegal hence software companies go to great lengths to ensure that their software products cannot be reproduced illegally. Software protection, also known as content protection, copy obstruction, copy prevention and copy restriction refer to techniques used for preventing the reproduction of software.

Nobody wants their software hacked or cracked. I am sure if you make a product yourself, that you would feel negatively in a bad way since you put a lot of effort into creating a good software, only to be hacked, redistributed and spread around illegally by hackers.

There are already software protection products that are on sale but chances are some of them still get hacked. There are others though that have yet to be hacked and that is where you should start looking if you plan to get a software protection product.

From a technical standpoint, it would seem theoretically impossible to completely prevent users from making copies of softwares. Yet, even though you cannot possibly win this battle, the only thing left for you to do is to try and prevent it as much as possible.

Thanks to software protection systems, it can prevent that from escalating into something much worse. Software anti-tamper methods are used to safeguard license protection and license management.

Crypt the script! One dilemna that faces programmers whenever they create software applications is the chance that it may be reverse engineered. This technique is a way for hackers to understand the inner workings of the program. One way to solve this problem is to protect software by obfuscating the compiled code so that when hackers try to reverse engineer the program, they will only see garbled and hard to understand code.

Morpher is a software protection system that has some good features. Among these are the huge number of operating systems and architectures that are supported, obfuscation engine is based on industry standard c/c++ compiler, sophisticated obfuscation techniques and seamless integration into a program’s build chain.

One other feature that piqued my interest is for the user’s ability to tweak the size and speed limit to effectively combat reverse engineering. So I tried to obfuscate it, the speed at which the application runs did not have any slow down. It was as if I never applied obfuscation to it in the first place. Pretty impressive!

To have secure software all the time. It is better to have an added layer of obfuscation so your software will be protected. Crypt the script! Start with morpher!

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