1 Reply Latest reply on May 31, 2008 5:47 PM by Newsgroup_User

    ActionScript and decompilation

    flashlearning11
      Is there any ActionScript script that can avoid your swf being decompiled?
      What are my further possibilities for protecting my file? Rgds
        • 1. Re: ActionScript and decompilation
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          flashlearning11,

          > Is there any ActionScript script that can avoid your
          > swf being decompiled?

          Well, the trick there is, if someone can decompile your SWF, then they
          can get past whatever ActionScript makes an attempt to protect the
          *operative* ActionScript. ;)

          > What are my further possibilities for protecting my file?
          > Rgds

          You could obfuscate your code, so that it's a bit harder to figure out
          if it does get decompiled, but that doesn't put the brakes on anything. You
          could code things in purposefully goose-chase ways, but that only makes it
          harder to maintain. Why give yourself the headache?

          Yes, there are SWF decompilers on the market, but there are also Java
          decompilers, and .NET decompilers that convert EXEs and DLLs back into C#,
          C++, and so on.

          That makes SWFs about as easy to decompile as binaries produced by other
          platforms. If someone wants your stuff, your stuff can be had. That's why
          End User License Agreements are written. ;)


          David Stiller
          Adobe Community Expert
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