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Subject: Re: reverse engineer c or java
From: phazer (phazerTALOCAN.DHS.ORG)
Date: Sat May 20 2000 - 23:47:25 CDT


Check out this nice tool:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bridge/8617/jad.html
It will decompile java .class files into java source code.. I don't know
if there are similar programs for C, but i believe it's a lot
harder to decompile than java.

-phazer

On Fri, 19 May 2000, kj wrote:

>> Hey KJ. I don't know if this sounds stupid or not, but this is
>> basically what I want to know.
>> Matthew
>>
>> Is there any difference in difficulty between reverse engineering
>> an executable file or a Java Class. If the C or Java program is
>> written with security in mind by an experienced programmer, how
>> long would it take to reverse engineer each version of a fairly
>> simple application?
>
>
>The desired effect is to have a program that a client downloads off
>the internet, and Matthew wants to know if it should be written in
>c or java. Though, I take it both can be reversed engineered by
>talented programmers; but I guess he wants to know which would be
>harder or more complex to "hack".
>
>I am not too sure, thus I am passing it on to you gurus.
>
>K.J.
>
>"Never argue with an idiot. He will take you down to his level, and
>beat you with experience."
>