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Paul Tyma

Paul Tyma is vice president and chief scientist of PreEmptive Solutions, Inc., a company specializing in software code protection. He received his Ph.D. in computer engineering from Syracuse University.



This article considers code obfuscation for what it is: an attempt to make the bad guy's job harder. If you lock your front door at night, you agree. That lock won't stop even a slightly determined person--yet you do it. Why? Because it stops some professionals and sends some to easier targets. If...