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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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Communication through Anonymous Networks: internet records containing IPs, etc stored at service providers, contain information that permit the identification of user when submitting their obfuscated preferences to the node that requested recommendation.
In this state, malicious JavaScript code changes shape of its own accord, deobfuscates the obfuscated string, and executes the exploit code.
There is also much to do in the concept of "functional equivalence" between the original program and the obfuscated counterpart.
This saga confirms our many previous warnings that obfuscated code posing a serious threat to Internet users' PCs.
Smart incremental obfuscation: Dotfuscator has long been able to generate patches for obfuscated applications and support distributed development groups.
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.
The Serial FPDP IP core is provided in an EDIF format with obfuscated source for simulation.
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.
We were pleased to see that Sourcefire's Intrusion Sensor performed extremely well in our real-world testing," said Bob Walder, President of The NSS Group, "Specifically, we felt that the IS3000's detection and decoding of fragmented and obfuscated attacks delivers a level of performance to which we would like to see all other IDS and IPS products aspire.
To prevent capture by OCR Trojan spyware the security string is displayed as an obfuscated image which is randomly generated from a set of irregular fonts and random backgrounds.
Fragmented and obfuscated attacks were not only blocked successfully, but were also decoded with a high degree of accuracy.