Anti-Forensics as a Countermeasure to Software Piracy and Reverse Engineering

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,958.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-1232
Agency Tracking Number:
O072-I03-1048
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD07-I03
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Linus Sherrill
Senior Software Engineer
(518) 869-6460
lsherrill@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
William Thompson
Contracts Manager
(781) 890-1338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The main aim of our work is to develop a process and techniques that prevent or delay software piracy and reverse engineering. The Jekyll approach hides the target application in one or more common utility applications or libraries (cover files) making the target application hard to identify, locate and reverse engineer. The programs are combined in a fine-grained manner that provides a high level of obfuscation while retaining the full functionality of both applications. The Jekyll tool kit can spread portions of the target application throughout multiple cover files further increasing the difficulty of locating the target application. IST has assembled a distinguished team to address this proposal. In conjunction with our consultants we are proposing a novel and innovative approach to meeting the requirements called for in the solicitation. At the conclusion of Phase II, we plan to have a pre-production version of our product ready for immediate deployment in selected applications.

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