zend bytecode - how secure?

  • denard bent

    denard bent - 2003-10-08

    User the (really great) Turck Cache with the encoder the best someone can get is the zend bytecode - is that correct?

    But what kind of information can be extracted (with reverse engineering)?
    Are the variable ore function names there?

    Please help me with this - I really don't know if it is secure to give my code away like this.

    Thanks in advance!


    • Dmitry Stogov

      Dmitry Stogov - 2003-10-08

      Zend bytecode is like a program compiled with debug info. It can be disassembled, so algorithm and all functions and variables name can be extracted.

    • Jason Sheets

      Jason Sheets - 2004-03-19

      It is fairly secure, if you need ultimate security you would be better off using a truly compiled language such as C and C++ and employing anti reverse engineering techniques. 

      I do professional php website development and it has been more than secure enough as most my clients are not interested in even knowing how a website works, it is encoded mostly for performance gain and preventing them from reselling a product they have a single license for.


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