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In its mission to deliver unique, most secure and highly versatile technologies to software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed CodeMeter, a comprehensive and award-winning suite of hardware- and software-based entitlement solutions for the protection of software rights and technical know-how against piracy, reverse engineering, tampering, sabotage, and espionage.

Hackers Reverse Engineering Uncovered - Latest hacking strategies unveiled for best in class protection systems 


We all know that in order to defend ourselves from burglars we need safety doors and alarm systems. But what happens if their installation is left to unskilled craftsmen? The same analogy can be extended to the world of software protection.
Wibu-Systems has dedicated 25 years to refine the best practices that can allow Independent Software Vendors and Original Equipment Manufacturers to protect their intellectual and business assets.

Given the multiplying attempts of hacking, it is essential to implement software protection in an optimal way. This process is the key to make sure no duplicated copy of your licenses is ever used without your authorization, no manipulation of your code is ever made possible, no reverse-engineering is ever allowed.

During this presentation you will learn how to uncover reverse engineering attacks; we will specifically navigate you through:

  • Simple software protection API call in .NET
  • Implementation of critical parts as unmanaged code
  • Use of Authenticode signatures
  • Use of obfuscation techniques
  • How to hide function calls with reflection
  • Protection data with encryption API
  • Encryption of executable code

In the second part of the presentation we will focus on AxProtetcor .NET and IxProtector .NET from Wibu-Systems, and more specifically on:

  • Basic principles of code encryption with AxProtector and IxProtector
  • Performance vs. Paranoia: how to fine-tune your application
  • Integration of features-on-demand
  • Source code queries and selection with attributes
  • Examples of traps to lock the license
  • How to handle license error messages with routines of your own

Software protection is a particularly delicate process which requires an extended knowledge of all tools and technologies available, a strategic approach, and the fine tuning of the protective measures you have selected. Take the necessary time to go through the entire process with care and be ready to review it as the market space evolve and hackers becomes more canning.

Categories | Software Protection | Software Security


Filetype: M4V - Size: 634.27MB - Duration: 1:59:44 m


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WIBU-SYSTEMS AG (WIBU®), a privately held company founded by engineers Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative technology leader in the global software license lifecycle management. In its mission to deliver unique, most secure and highly flexible technologies to software publishers and industrial manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed a comprehensive, award-winning suite of hardware- and software-based solutions incorporating internationally patented processes dedicated to the integrity protection of digital assets and intellectual property. Wibu-Systems’ product portfolio addresses a wide variety of application delivery models, including PCs, mobile, embedded automation, cloud computing, SaaS, and virtualized architectures. 

Through its motto “Perfection in Protection, Licensing and Security”, Wibu-Systems is standing up for ethically produced software and reinforces its vocation to eradicate software counterfeiting, reverse engineering, code tampering, as well as device and smart factory sabotage, espionage and cyber-attacks.

With its flagship CodeMeter® all-in-one security platform, Wibu-Systems facilitates software monetization techniques to meet the increasing demand for top line revenue growth through the reduction of bottom line costs and the enablement of new marketing strategies. Software powered businesses, whether in the consumer, corporate or embedded systems realm, can create, deliver, and manage an entire orchestration of ready-made license models able to address their singular needs. In a market that is becoming more and more customer oriented, it is strategic to also personalize the offering terms of functionalities, pricing and compliance, and this is where Wibu-Systems enters the game with value added consulting services, localized engineering support and secure hosting.

With more than 50% of its employees involved in research and development, Wibu-Systems has pioneered a number of ingenious technologies, and empowered software developers and intelligent device manufacturers to deliver secure products that meet their customers’ needs. In fact, Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter and WibuKey security solutions have won several hackers’ contests and are acknowledged and trusted worldwide. Sophisticated use of cryptography, secure key storage, full integration of an unparalleled line-up of form factors within the same framework, license model agnostic hardware, and interoperability with all major computer-based, embedded, real time and PLC operating systems are some of the key differentiators that allow Wibu-Systems to position itself at the forefront and propel software businesses to new heights.

Wibu-Systems is DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certified and an active member of international and domestic organizations, like BITKOM, VDMA, IIC or TCG as well as standardization committees, such as the USB Implementers Forum, the SD Cards Association and the OPC Foundation. Wibu-Systems has qualified itself as a certified Microsoft Gold OEM Hardware Partner and Wind River Validated Partner; it has also joined the developer programs of Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Oracle, QNX, and many others. The company’s products have received several awards: Just in 2014, CodeMeter has won the SIIA CODiE Awards for “Best Content Rights and Delivery Solution”, and the German IT-Security Prize for BlurryBox® cryptography. CmStick has also been granted the International iF Product Design Award and has been nominated for the German design award (Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland).

The company is leading different research projects with universities and other bodies, partially funded by the German BMBF (Ministry for Education and Research) and BMWE (Ministry for Economic Affairs). Among them are MimoSecco, EmbOSYST and OpSIT, respectively for cloud computing, embedded operating systems and smart technologies. Wibu-Systems is also cooperating with KIT (the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), the Fraunhofer Institute, DFKI (the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), SmartFactoryKL and FZI (the Research Center for Information Technology) on a number of research and development activities.

Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Wibu-Systems holds wholly owned subsidiaries in Seattle, USA, as well as in Shanghai and Beijing, China; the company also has sales offices in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and a capillary world distribution network.

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