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By Anthony Hunter, Simon D. Parsons

An introductory evaluate of uncertainty formalisms through the quantity editors starts off the amount. the 1st major a part of the ebook introduces a few of the basic difficulties handled in learn. the second one half is dedicated to case reports; every one presentation during this class has a well-delineated software challenge and an analyzed resolution in line with an uncertainty formalism. the ultimate half stories on advancements of uncertainty formalisms and aiding expertise, equivalent to automatic reasoning platforms, which are very important to creating those formalisms acceptable. The e-book ends with an invaluable topic index. there's massive synergy among the papers provided. The consultant choice of case reviews and linked thoughts make the amount a very coherent and helpful source. it will likely be crucial studying for researchers and pros attracted to the appliance of uncertainty formalisms in addition to for newbies to the topic.

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Obfuscation is often confused with security through obscurity, a term (used contemptuously) for the “branch” of cryptography or security where the algorithms used are expected to remain secret. This is in contrast to mainstream research that teaches that you must assume that all algorithms are public, and the only secrets you may keep are the cryptographic keys, and so on, that are the inputs to the algorithms. The idea is that many eyes examining the same algorithm or piece of code will likely be able to find flaws, and the more eyes that have failed to find a flaw, the more confident you can be that the algorithm is, in fact, secure.

Unfortunately, this won’t work, since Axel needs to be able to execute the program and hence, at some point, it—and Doris’ secret—must exist in cleartext! What makes software protection so different from cryptography and standard computer security is that once Axel has access to Doris’ program, there is no limit to what he can do to it: He can study its code (maybe first disassembling or decompiling it); he can execute the program to study its behavior (perhaps using a debugger); or he can alter the code to make it do something different than what the original author intended (such as bypassing a license check).

7 Discussion 5. 2 Provably Secure Obfuscation: Possible or Impossible? 3 Provably Secure Obfuscation: It’s Possible (Sometimes)! 4 Provably Secure Obfuscation: It’s Impossible (Sometimes)! 5 Provably Secure Obfuscation: Can It Be Saved? 6 Discussion 6. 4 Discussion 7. 6 Discussion 8. 3 Watermarking vs. 2 Attack Models 9. 5 Discussion 10. 8 Discussion 11. com/softwaresecurityseries Preface Surreptitious software is the term we have chosen to describe a new branch of computer security research that has emerged over the last decade.

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