2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2006 10:58 AM by inlineblue

    Do we need an obfuscator?

      Even if it was forbidden, with flash 8 (and previous version) some guys could use a decompiler to watch and copy our code.
      To limit the diffusion we could obfuscate the code with some different soft.

      My question is: Do we still need to protect our work, or does macromedia make some improvements in this way?
      What do you think about that? Should I wait for an obfuscator before putting my work on the internet?
        • 1. Re: Do we need an obfuscator?
          ntsiii Level 3
          I'm not smart enough to write any code that would be worth decompiling.

          If you are hard-coding sensitive data, that is different, and probably should be avoided.

          • 2. Re: Do we need an obfuscator?
            inlineblue Level 1
            It's just a matter of time before somebody comes up with a decompiler for AS3 (most likely some future version of ASV), so take whatever precautions you think necessary. I think decompiling to the original MXML would be difficult since it's a two-step compilation (MXML -> AS3 -> bytecode), but almost certainly not impossible.