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  SQL Server Tips by Gama and Naughter

Technical protections


There are five main types of protection:

     * Compiling to native code. - The code can be disassembled and reverse engineered. However, the cost of doing this could be many times higher than developing the original code.

     * Compiling to intermediate code (Java, Visual Basic P-code, CLI). - This code is easily decompiled due to its nature.

     * Obfuscating the code (removing comments, scrambling variable names', modifying the code structure). Obfuscation makes the code less readable but it is still possible to isolate sections of code and try to understand what they do. If an important algorithm is in a function, the code can still be used or analyzed separately.

     * Encoding (changing the format of the code, for example using the Microsoft Script Encoder or escape codes in JavaScript) - insecure by definition.

     * Encrypting the code (by using internal mechanisms like WITH ENCRYPTION for TSQL code or dynamic execution of code, after being decrypted, common in JScript or using special tools for PE files like UPX) - the WITH ENCRYPTION clause would be perfect but a few ways to defeat it are of public knowledge.

The above book excerpt is from:

Super SQL Server Systems
Turbocharge Database Performance with C++ External Procedures

ISBN: 0-9761573-2-2
Joseph Gama, P. J. Naughter


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