Proceedings of the 2016 4th International Conference on Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (ICEEECS 2016)

A Survey of Binary Tamper-resistance Techniques for Software Protection

Authors
Xianya Mi, Yi Zhang, Baosheng Wang
Corresponding Author
Xianya Mi
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceeecs-16.2016.96How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Software protection; Tamper-resistance; Check-respond mechanism
Abstract

Software safety issues have become severe problems in modern information industry. Binary tamper-resistance techniques as an important means for software protection, have become a worldwide popular research topic. In this paper, we firstly introduce basic concepts of software cracking and protecting, aiming at the main targets of tamper-resistance, which is precisely detecting abnormal modifying behaviors beyond the range of normal functions. Secondly, we analyze various kinds of tamper-resistance techniques based on check-respond mechanism, which can react to modifications properly and effectively. Finally, we categorize different implementations and summarize their superiorities and limitations with an evaluation system. We also propose our expectations of the development prospect on tamper-resistance techniques.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 4th International Conference on Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (ICEEECS 2016)
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-265-7
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceeecs-16.2016.96How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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