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==Full Title or Meme==
 
==Full Title or Meme==
 
 
A process that enables a computer program to hide not just collections of data but the inner workings of itself.
 
A process that enables a computer program to hide not just collections of data but the inner workings of itself.
  
 
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==Contexts==
==Contexts==  
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* One long term goal is to create a computer program with a built-in encryption password that cannot be extracted by an attacker.
 
* First described in 2018 a program at UCLA<ref>Erica Klarreich, ''Computer Scientists Achieve the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography.'' Wired (2020-11-15) https://www.wired.com/story/computer-scientists-achieve-the-crown-jewel-of-cryptography/</ref> developed a technique considered prior to that to be impossible. An algorithm that could serve as the basis for nearly any imaginable type of cryptographic protocol.
 
* First described in 2018 a program at UCLA<ref>Erica Klarreich, ''Computer Scientists Achieve the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography.'' Wired (2020-11-15) https://www.wired.com/story/computer-scientists-achieve-the-crown-jewel-of-cryptography/</ref> developed a technique considered prior to that to be impossible. An algorithm that could serve as the basis for nearly any imaginable type of cryptographic protocol.
  

Revision as of 08:15, 27 November 2021

Full Title or Meme

A process that enables a computer program to hide not just collections of data but the inner workings of itself.

Contexts

  • One long term goal is to create a computer program with a built-in encryption password that cannot be extracted by an attacker.
  • First described in 2018 a program at UCLA[1] developed a technique considered prior to that to be impossible. An algorithm that could serve as the basis for nearly any imaginable type of cryptographic protocol.

Problems

  • The ability of a computer program to hide its internal operations for view has be a goal, and a claim of many obfuscation methods for decades.
  • As soon as an obfuscation program was release, it as broken. Often within days of its release.
  • In 2001 the strongest form of obfuscation was proven to be impossible.

Solution

References

  1. Erica Klarreich, Computer Scientists Achieve the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography. Wired (2020-11-15) https://www.wired.com/story/computer-scientists-achieve-the-crown-jewel-of-cryptography/