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Comment: Re:Bring it on, folks! (Score 1) 215

by jtgd (#49052889) Attached to: New Encryption Method Fights Reverse Engineering
A friend of mine suggested such an idea to me 15 years ago. This is what I told him.

You run it inside an x86 interpreter which simulates the CPU all the way through the decryption. Then you snapshot the decrypted code and rebuild the app without the decryption and substitute the decrypted code. Now it's just a plain app. If it tries to "detect it's environment" (read the clock, etc), the simulator just tells it whatever it wants to hear. It cannot know it's being simulated, it's just code.

Comment: How about a one-way enable? (Score 1) 210

by jtgd (#42430363) Attached to: FSF Does Want Secure Boot; They Just Want It Under User Control
What if computers were shipped with the Secure Boot disabled, and then a BIOS setting would allow it to be enabled? Then Linux users could use it normally, and Windows users could switch it on. You would have no option to disable it once it was enabled so it would remain "secure" for the Windows folks.

Comment: Re:Censorship (Score 1) 204

by jtgd (#42143585) Attached to: Newzbin2 Closes For Good

If you got rid of corporations, you'd basically destroy the economy, and prevent a new one from growing.

Well I (and I think most people) don't want to get rid of corporations, I just want to get rid of my government being run by corporations. Would it destroy our economy to have our representatives beholden solely to the citizens that elected them?

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