4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 17, 2006 6:08 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Protecting the SWF from decompilers.

    QFla
      Hello all,

      How are you all doing? Does anybody have any idea about how to protect the swf's from the decompilers, without the use of third party tools? In case do let me know.

      Thanks.
        • 1. Re: Protecting the SWF from decompilers.
          aniebel Level 2
          if you do a search on this forum for "protect swf" you can find tons of stuff on the subject.
          • 2. Re: Protecting the SWF from decompilers.
            Level 7
            > if you do a search on this forum for "protect swf" you can find tons of
            > stuff on the subject.

            And the answer is always .. you can't
            --
            Jeckyl


            • 3. Re: Protecting the SWF from decompilers.
              DazFaz Level 1
              But you can do a few things to make it a little harder for the would be burglars.
              1. Make sure the page and the swf expire immediatley (if you cant get hold of the swf then you cant crack it)
              2. change the extension of the swf to lets say html (the active x controler will still find it and it takes a little more sifting through the temp folder)
              3. Split up your swf into smaller ones and use a main empty shell to bring them all together.
              There are a few more things you can do too but it all depends on how advanced you are at as for you to really use these.
              • 4. Re: Protecting the SWF from decompilers.
                Level 7
                > 1. Make sure the page and the swf expire immediatley (if you cant get hold
                > of
                > the swf then you cant crack it)

                AFAIK You can't make the SWF expire from your cache .. only the page it is
                in .. the SWF will still be in the cache after and while playing

                > 2. change the extension of the swf to lets say html (the active x
                > controler
                > will still find it and it takes a little more sifting through the temp
                > folder)

                Yes .. that will trick the novices .. who are the ones who least likely t
                have the smarts to use your SWF anyway.

                > 3. Split up your swf into smaller ones and use a main empty shell to bring
                > them all together.

                That doesn't help rally.

                > There are a few more things you can do too but it all depends on how
                > advanced
                > you are at as for you to really use these.

                None of them protect, except from the novice. And it is rarely the novie
                you want to protect from .. its the ones with the brains to do something
                with whatever is in your SWF :)
                --
                Jeckyl