1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Do Encoded PHP Files Piss You Off?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpamHat, Nov 9, 2009.

?

Do encoded PHP scripts piss you off?

  1. Clean code or no sale

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Not bothered either way

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Encoded files are fine

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. SpamHat

    SpamHat Junior Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    UK
    Quick poll for you.

    When you buy a product (php script in this case) does it piss you off if the script if encoded?

    There are 2 reasons why you might be pissed - because you want to mod the code yourself, or you want to crack it :D

    So does it piss you off or do you appreciate that the developer wants to protect his work?

    ?
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,468
    Likes Received:
    10,146
    Yes.

    But that 's the reason I encode MY code. :D
     
  3. showboytridin

    showboytridin Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    714
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    Encoded php files are a big problem. That 's hard to change the script, even easy and small changes. But I understand perfectly if some programmers want to encrypt the code.
     
  4. Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneur Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    379
    If i wanted to mod it yes, but otherwise no. I've been learning php on and off for about 3 years (yes it wasn't a priority) but having just spent the last month (on and off) building a pretty mental CMS, i can see why a seller would want to encode. I mean if i was ever to sell it, which is unlikely due to the mass of free cms', i wouldn't want my code ending up in others CMS' more than it being cracked.
     
  5. loamigad

    loamigad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    76
    IF i buy a product, i will ask for a refund if it's encoded (most likley)

    Some stuff is understandable, some isn't.
     
  6. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,468
    Likes Received:
    10,146
    When you buy SENuke, do you ask fo refund because he does not give you the code to mod it?
    Think about it. Desktop programming and web programing are both programming. Both require the same amount of professionalism. Yet, it makes you angry to NOT get the source code for WEB programs but so natural that you rarely get source code for DESKTOP apps.
     
  7. showboytridin

    showboytridin Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    714
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    I think it 's not the same thing. Probably we will never need (no reason) to change a desktop program, but a website we will very probably need.


     
  8. SpamHat

    SpamHat Junior Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    UK
    I know exactly what you mean.

    It's a balancing act imo. There are some protection methods that are 100% iron clad though.

    What percentage of people in this market (seo, black hat etc) do you think would be comfortable digging through unencrypted php code?
     
  9. MuonTrail

    MuonTrail Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    93
    Yes, but that's because I hate running inefficient, bloated code, let alone when it's intentional. Anyone who would even consider doing such a thing is not someone I want coding for me.

    But I suppose it's moot because I prefer to roll my own anyway.