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ob·fus·ca·tion

(ob'fus-kā'shŭn),
1. Rendering something dark or obscure.
2. A deliberate attempt to confuse or to prevent understanding.
[L. ob-fusco, pp. -atus, to darken, fr. fuscus, dark, tawny]

obfuscation

[ob′fəskā′shən]
Etymology: L, obfuscare, to darken
the act of making something confused, clouded, or obscure.

ob·fus·ca·tion

(ob'fŭs-kā'shŭn)
1. Rendering something dark or obscure.
2. A deliberate attempt to confuse or to prevent understanding.
[L. ob-fusco, pp. -atus, to darken, fr. fuscus, dark, tawny]

obfuscation

(ŏb-fŭs-kā′shŭn) [L. obfuscare, to darken]
1. The act of making obscure or confusing.
2. Mental confusion.
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The trust computation is done locally over the obfuscated participant's preferences, and then recommendation is served using secure multi-party computation protocol.
Real-time content inspection is the optimal way to detect and block dynamically obfuscated code and similar types of advanced cybercrime techniques, since it analyzes and understands the code embedded within web content or files in real time - before it reaches the end-users.
There is also much to do in the concept of "functional equivalence" between the original program and the obfuscated counterpart.
This saga illustrates the popularity of malicious obfuscated code as a weapon of choice by criminal hackers.
Powerful new IT control: Obfuscated applications can detect and respond to unauthorized modifications by either direct tampering of the executable or the recompilation of modified source code after reverse engineering.
SophosLabs analysed a list of words based on the level of frequency with which they were used in spam email to determine which words were most commonly obfuscated.
Sophos has seen a steady rise in the number of obfuscated words in email messages.
Adaptive lexical analysis - Adaptively learns the type of content that is considered confidential by training with public and private documents to identify key phrases, accounting for misspellings, intentionally obfuscated text, and similar patterns close to matching confidential text.
For almost eight long years now, Bill Clinton and Al Gore have obfuscated, stalled, stonewalled, delayed, postponed, hindered, slowed down, hesitated, held up and obstructed.
The Serial FPDP IP core is provided in an EDIF format with obfuscated source for simulation.
The benefits from Occidental's corporate and financial restructuring that began in 1991 have been obfuscated by weakness in energy and petrochemical prices.
Network-level HIPS products use deep packet inspection to detect obfuscated attacks that span multiple packets, and in the future, viruses in reassembled attachments," he added.