A semi-dynamic multiple watermarking scheme for java applications

Changjiang Zhang, Jianmin Wang, Clark Thomborson, Chaokun Wang, Christian Collberg

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Abstract

Software protection and security has been a more and more important issue. In order to prevent software from unauthorized use and modification, a great many techniques have been proposed and developed. In this paper, we address this issue through a prevention technique called software watermarking, and we propose a novel software watermarking scheme, which can embed multiple non-interfering watermarks into the same program. Unlike published schemes, this scheme encodes the watermark into mapping functions and then embeds the mapping codes, which are generated from these functions, into the program at the articulation points of its control flow graph. The extraction in this scheme, which is based on dynamically loading a reconstructed program to recover the watermark, is also a novel approach to the software watermarking field. Experimental results indicate that the size and performance overheads caused by this scheme can keep steady.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, DRM '09, Co-located with the 16th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference, CCS'09
Pages59-71
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event9th ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, DRM '09, Co-located with the 16th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference, CCS'09 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2009Nov 13 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
ISSN (Print)1543-7221

Other

Other9th ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, DRM '09, Co-located with the 16th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference, CCS'09
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/9/0911/13/09

Keywords

  • Multiple watermarking
  • Semi-dynamic
  • Software piracy
  • Software protection
  • Software security
  • Software watermarking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Zhang, C., Wang, J., Thomborson, C., Wang, C., & Collberg, C. (2009). A semi-dynamic multiple watermarking scheme for java applications. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, DRM '09, Co-located with the 16th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference, CCS'09 (pp. 59-71). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security). https://doi.org/10.1145/1655048.1655058