Static Analysis for Software Protection

Software tampering continues to be a major threat to software vendors and consumers: Billions of dollars are lost every year to piracy; tampered software, appearing legitimate to untrained consumers, also threatens their financial security and privacy. As the main countermeasure, the software industry has invested heavily in Tamper-Resistant Software (TRS) with varying degree of success.

This project aims to employ static-analysis techniques to inject tamper-resistant code into software that is to be protected, at well-chosen locations, and with delayed and controlled effects.


Last updated: Aug. 2007