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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Obfuscation 102

Lionel Richie, the new face of obfuscation
You shouldn't blame Lionel for this. I suspect that whoever wrote Spellf***er happens to like his music. What is this thing? It is a computer program that takes English text and respells all of the words phonetically. I suspect they were inspired by the auto-correct feature found on Smart Phones.
Just... why?
Text obfuscation is not about changing "a" to "à" as it becomes revertable easily (like we see at obfuscator.uo1.net). Spellfucker's method uses random replacements which makes the reverting process more difficult. The cool thing is that the text still stays readable.
I added it to the list of More Tools in the sidebar. Via Detroit Steve.

Obfuscation 101 here.

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