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Dotfuscator

Dotfuscator 6: The Next Era of Dotfuscator

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In the months since we released the Dotfuscator 6 beta, we’ve been hard at work finishing the feature set, fixing issues, and putting on the final touches in preparation for the full release. Now, we are happy to announce the full availability of Dotfuscator 6! 

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Risk Management

App Security: It’s a New Year! What’s New About It?

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Unlike Y2K, 2020 was not preceded by waves of doomsday predictions, hype and frenetic IT overhauls. Developers are still under pressure to produce more, in less time, and at a lower cost, enterprises are as committed to their love/hate relationship with software as ever, and app users still expect perfection. 

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JSDefender

Introducing JSDefender: PreEmptive Protection Now Includes JavaScript

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We are proud to announce that JSDefender is now out of preview and available as the latest member of the PreEmptive Protection family. 

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Risk Management

The Secret to Effective In-App Protection

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Gartner calls In-App Protection “crucial” in their July 2019 Market Guide for In-App Protection. The guide’s summary advises security and risk management leaders to “take due care in protecting their application clients” in order to avoid “security failure.”

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Risk Management

Symbol Renaming: App Security’s Maginot Line?

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If you don’t follow application security closely, you might think of application obfuscation and symbol renaming as being synonymous – and with good reason. Many platforms and languages, like .NET, Java, and JavaScript have popular obfuscators that do little else–our own Dotfuscator Community Edition for .NET and ProGuard for Java are good examples. However, obfuscation is far more than symbol renaming – and in-app protection is far more than obfuscation. Much of this expansion has been driven by new security requirements, shifting attack vectors, the rise of mobile and IoT computing and, lastly, the growing recognition inside regulations and legislation of the exposure that can result from inadequately protected software. 

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Dotfuscator

Highlights From .NET Conference 2019

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PreEmptive has partnered with Microsoft for 16 years and we’ve been involved with .NET since before version 1.0 shipped. From that perspective, it’s hard for us to pinpoint a time where the energy and enthusiasm in the .NET community has been higher than it is now. Over the past few years, Microsoft has put together the annual .NET Conf, completely online with viewers, participants, and local events all over the world. The event is virtual and streamed live over three days. 

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Mobile Protection

Tools Don’t Hack Apps, Hackers Do: Securing Android Apps Against Frida

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Search for lockpicking and you’ll see that there’s no shortage of suppliers ready to serve locksmiths and hobbyists, each community having a perfectly legitimate need. Is there any reason to believe that burglars don’t shop the same sites? 

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Risk Management

Trusted Computing: Panacea or Magical Thinking?

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Can you tell the difference? Exception or the norm?

Of course, everyone is “for security” in principle. The hard question that each organization has to answer for themselves is “how much is enough?” Over-engineering is (by definition) excessive, and over-engineering application security can, in fact, be devastating as overly-complex algorithms, architectures and processes can compromise user experience, degrade performance and slow development velocity. On the other hand, punishment is swift for organizations that cut corners and do not effectively secure their applications, their data and, most importantly their users and business stakeholders. Finding and maintaining that balance can be time consuming and, because you can never be sure you’ve gotten it exactly right, it can also be a thankless job.

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Dotfuscator CE

Harden your .NET Applications with Dotfuscator’s Anti-Debug Protections

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Beginning with Dotfuscator Professional Edition version 4.25, you’ve been able to add anti-debug protections to your .NET applications, and now that Visual Studio 2017 has shipped, Dotfuscator Community Edition (CE) users have access to those protections as well.

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Dotfuscator CE

Building in the Cloud with Dotfuscator Community Edition

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Most of our previous blogging about Dotfuscator Community Edition (CE) assumes you are doing local builds, or have a dedicated build server—but what if you want to use Dotfuscator CE within a distributed build system such as Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) or Team Foundation Server (TFS) on-premises?