Cracking the encryption of a Windows Mobile application

Thursday, 25 January 2007, 11:45 AM EST

While the visual and operational functions of a program are easy to rate, many software components are hidden away inside the blackbox of the executable. Items like security, speed, reliability, and problems like corruption, memory leakage, or broken encryption are all very hard to detect by normal daily use. So, how then can a person determine if a program is up to par? The only answer is to take it apart and see how it works.

In this particular example, we are going to take a close look at a program called PocketMoney v2.0.2 for the Windows Mobile platform. We selected this program because it both advertises itself as a secure program and provided a free trial program that we could test.

At InformIT.

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