Indian Develops First Ever Technology To Make Unhackable Software

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 11:57 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: An Indian researcher has developed a technology that prevents the reverse engineering of software, which will pave path to unhackable software, reports ANI.

Amit Sahai, a UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) computer science professor and a team of researchers have developed a system which allows the user to use the program only for the purpose it is designed for, and prevents any deciphering of the code behind it.

The first ever technology of this kind, the system is based on principle of software obfuscation. In software development, obfuscation is the deliberate act of creating obfuscated code, i.e. source or machine code that is difficult for humans to understand. It prevents tampering, deters reverse engineering.

Sahai said that the new system puts up an iron wall that makes it impossible for hackers to reverse-engineer the software without solving mathematical problems that take hundreds of years to work out, with today’s computers.

According to the researchers, the system can be used to protect intellectual property by preventing the theft of new algorithms and by hiding the vulnerability of a software patch designed to repair when the patch is distributed.

The system said to mimic multilinear jigsaw puzzle and it also paved the way for another breakthrough- “functional encryption.”  

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