Pyarmor, guard your python scripts

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 18:29:21 CEST 2015


On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 2:20 AM, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
> On 2015-09-15, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 11:16 PM, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
>>> On 2015-09-15, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> If they can be run as if no protection had been applied, that
>>>> presumably means the loader is capable of decrypting them, right? So
>>>> what's to stop anyone from reading the loader, using it to decrypt
>>>> the actual code, and running it?
>>>
>>> I rather expect the answer to that questions is "laziness".
>>>
>>> It's like the lock on my front door.  It's not going to stop anybody
>>> who really wants to get in, but it will prevent the idle curious from
>>> wandering in and messing about with my stuff.
>>
>> Maybe. It seems more like having a lock on your front door, with the
>> key permanently inside it. But maybe that's just me.
>
> I you may be underestimating the laziness and overestimating the
> cleverness of most people. ;)

Heh :) But in that case, you can probably get away with just
zipimport. Deflation sure isn't encryption, but the code is pretty
thoroughly concealed anyway.

ChrisA


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