Frameworks such as Angular.js, React.js and jQuery empower both development agility and speed, allowing organizations to quickly solve many problems. These tools make it easy to develop user interfaces, website backends, on-demand microservices, and IoT device features.
Consider just a few recent examples:
Generally, you can mitigate these risks in two ways: Obfuscation and Runtime Checks.
Obfuscation: Transform your code to make it hard to steal or copy.
Runtime Checks: Inject layered security checks in your code to make it hard to hack while it is running.
Similar but Different
However, hackers have already found ways around these techniques: Tools like prettifyjs and others can undo much of what a minifier or uglifier does.
The Real Costs of “Free” Software
However, premium tools come with premium prices — and it’s now easy to find “free” solutions that promise complex obfuscation without the cost. The problem? If you choose a free obfuscator over a premium obfuscator backed by industry leaders, you may be increasing your risk.