silverado350
I refuse to buy any mod that contains encrypted code. Besides the fact your mercy of the availability of the mod developer, You don't have a choice in terms of the cost to have something done . You could be forced to pay hefty ransom for something that you may be capable of doing yourself or hiring someone else to do it for you for little or nothing.

Buying encrypted mods is very risky to say the least. You don't know if it has a back door or malicious data stealing spyware, or any other see more security risks.
Draxxon
This is very true. Unfortunately, many of these module writers are taking a page from Boonex themselves, since there are a few lines of the Core Dolphin code that are (although not encrypted) obfuscated by Base64 encoding. (Lines 137-139 of Design.inc.php). As a programmer, I understand the need for protecting ones code, but I too am against obfuscating "open-source" code to simply protect the Boonex footers from being removed. This is especially worrisome since the overhead hit that occurs see more whenever this code is run requires quite a few variables to be Base64 decoded as well as several virtual functions to be created, and executed. Since design.inc.php is loaded for every page, all of this obfuscation is slowing down every dolphin page that loads!
 
 
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