Starting with version 2.0, Obfusc PHP supports encoding.
An obfuscator is replacing identifiers (not reversible) while an encoder is hiding the structure of the code in a way that would still allow to the PHP interpreter to execute it.
trying to solve different needs with different encoders. If you need a
simple encoding that will not decrease the execution speed of encoded
scripts you will use a simple eval encoder,otherwise for increased
protection advanced encoding techniques are required.
There are many commercial encoders available but few obfuscators are working
reliably so you can use Obfusc's powerfull and safe obfuscation and a third
party encoder. With the increased popularity of iPhones, available through
widespread mobile phone deals, and their
ability to run it, the demand for encoding is even greater. Obfusc ability
to obfuscate and the availability of free basic encoder make it a great
Any encoder that require a loader installed on server is somehow
safe but don't forget that if somebody is changing the php interpreter
itself he can get the encoded sources at execution and any loader will
be useless without obfuscation (and many loaders don't have
Obfusc 2.2 has 3 encoders available but Obfusc 2.3.1 only 2:
None (or ShowObfuscation in 2.3.1) - not a real encoder,it will just copy the source code (it can be obfuscated or not,white spaces removed,etc).
Freelancer (or Normal in 2.3.1) - you get more protection then with the Basic encoder. Avaliable only with a valid keycode.
people just want to hide their code by customers that will harm himself
by changing the code otherwise. You can use Obfuc PHP 2.2, Basic encoder
FREE for projects of any size!
encoder is trying even more but a search on Google reveals the
existence of decoders or people willing to help with decoding for all
encoders (even for bytecode encoders, extension/loaders based encoders,etc) so
the obfuscation remains the only reasonable solution for
protecting php code,all encoders being reversible.
that any source code need fixes and support. Obfuscation and Obfusc encoding assure enough protection.
If obfuscation is
not enough for you (you are doing something extraordinary special !), instead of
spreading encoded scripts,write that algorithm in C, keep them on your servers and try to use a
service oriented business model – you will offer only the service, not
the source code itself.
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