obfuscation


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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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First, the powerful may in fact benefit more from using obfuscation tools to protect their personal privacy.
Control flow obfuscation means changing the execution path of a process.
Brunton and Nissenbaum are careful to position obfuscation as a realistic, affordable, and reliably good enough tactic to protect our privacy.
Code obfuscation is the technique, which makes program source code very hard to understand and is used widely to limit the possibility of malicious reverse engineering or attack activities on a software system [6].
It added: "This board and its advisers are predominantly the same group of individuals that have cost shareholders pounds 500 million through their mistakes in recent years and have presided over a culture of obfuscation and excess.
Our line of work, initiated in [4], shows how obfuscation techniques are the branch of Computer Security that provides the best protection level within the existing alternatives.
His most common response is vitriolic obfuscation, and he declined to comment on the topic for this article.
Obfuscation and delay have been effective tactics used to maintain profitability even when the facts indicate a different course of action.
Gunter himself does not seem to be aware that the issue of "multiculturalism" is itself the source of confusion and obfuscation.
Joining a thousand tiny hands to make a garland of indeterminate meaning risks cliche in a time where platitudinous obfuscation is everywhere, and legible, hard facts seem like relics.
We foster intellectual honesty, allowing existing problems to be resolved with integrity and clarity--rather than deceit and obfuscation.