Hashing Based Software Watermarking for Source Code Files
Software is developed and delivered to clients as a routine part of software engineering life cycle . Software is quite an expensive entity. However various attacks are possible on software to make its illegal use. Different solutions are there to prevent piracy. Software watermarking embeds a watermark in the source code so that it is undetectable yet it proves the ownership of the developer. The technique has been tested for C++ source code files, however, it can be applicable on any other language. The proposed techniques scans the code for all possible constants, forms a hash sequence using MD5 algorithm that calculates the watermark and stores in Date & Watermark Value Repository (DWVR).