In other words, your code will be just as powerful, but now it will be safeguarded against unauthorized access or misuse. Trust us, your code deserves the best protection possible, and our obfuscation tool is the perfect way to achieve it.
- Code obfuscation makes it more challenging for attackers to inspect and analyze the code, providing an additional layer of security in untrustworthy environments.
- Obfuscated code has no loopholes for debugging, manipulating, or disseminating for illicit benefit, making it essential for apps that deal with business-critical consumer personal information.
- Obfuscators also clean up the code by deleting unnecessary metadata, dead codes, and duplicates, leading to faster code execution and better performance.
- Code obfuscation makes it difficult to reverse-engineer a program, making code distribution on open-source platforms less of a concern.
- Iterative code obfuscation, where one or more obfuscation algorithms are used in this technique, confuses attackers about the program's original goal and makes deobfuscation attempts fail.
- Cracking an obfuscated code demands effort, talent, money, and time, making code obfuscation a practical approach to dealing with threats and weeding out fun-attackers.
- Even if hackers succeed, the deobfuscated code may not resemble the original code very closely.
- Most companies obfuscate code for security and privacy, though true effectiveness measures are difficult.
Enterprises and Fortune 500 companies often store vital business logic on the client side of their apps. Although code secrets should ideally be kept on a trusted backend server, sometimes storing important logic on the client side is necessary for improved performance or when the server side is not feasible. However, this exposes a company's proprietary logic to potential intellectual property theft, leading to a loss of business value.
- Locate the "Input" textarea on the tool's user interface.
- The obfuscated code will be displayed in the "Output" textarea.
- If you want to clear the input and output textareas, click the "Clear" button.
- To copy the obfuscated code to your clipboard, click the "Copy" button.
You may want to protect your code for several reasons, including preventing others from copying and pasting your work, especially in 100% client-side projects like HTML5 games. Obfuscation can also remove unnecessary comments and whitespace, making your code faster to load and harder to understand. Additionally, obfuscation protects your work from being used without payment by showing your work to the client without providing the source code until the invoice is paid.
Do we store your source code?
No, the source code is only processed by our application server, then the obfuscator, and back to the browser. It stays on our server memory for a brief period (usually milliseconds).
Can you recover the original source code from the obfuscated one?
No, it's impossible to revert the obfuscated code back to the original. Therefore, it's essential to keep the original code safe.
Is this obfuscator foolproof?
Why is obfuscated code larger than the original source?
The obfuscator introduces new pieces of code to protect and defend against debugging and reverse engineering. Additionally, strings are converted to \xAB hexadecimal code, making it harder to understand. While this may increase code size, you don't have to worry too much because there is a lot of repetition. As a result, the obfuscated code will compress extremely well by your webserver (assuming GZIP compression is enabled, which most servers support nowadays).
Can you run a minifier like UglifyJS or Google Closure Compiler on the obfuscated output?
It's not recommended, and in some cases, it can break the code, especially if you enable self-defending. However, you can run your code through a minifier before obfuscation to remove dead code and perform other optimizations.