[quote=92800:@Kem Tekinay]You roll up the windows and lock the doors to stop the joyrider. You add a steering wheel lock to discourage them further, knowing full will that the professional will still get your car. That’s all we are talking about here. We all know the hardcore guys are not going to be stopped.
Right, but recognize that the cost of going “hard core” to recover strings isn’t very high. Your steering wheel lock is no use when the thief has a real cheap helicopter than can jack your car from the air. BTW… did you ever notice that steering wheel locks are only on cars that look like the owner would be broke if he had to make the payment and rent a replacement until insurance paid him off?
[quote=92801:@jim mckay]I also wanted to make it fast, so that my app doesn’t have to suffer performance loss trying to do some very basic obfuscation…
Other costs include unforeseen bugs in (de)obfuscation, etc. Real security is a collection of complicated trade-offs, not just an enormous lock.