Hopes, fears, and software obfuscation

Boaz Barak
2016 Communications of the ACM  
I survey some of the recent progress on software obfuscation spurred by the exciting paper of Garg, Gentry, Halevi, Raykova, Sahai and Waters [GGH + 13]. This is a preprint version of a review article [Bar16] appearing in the Communications of the ACM. That article was written for a general computing audience, and is also not up to date on the latest research in this fast-moving field since it was mostly written in 2014. Nevertheless, I thought it might still be of interest to cryptographers.
doi:10.1145/2757276 fatcat:wejuaemxqbdl3mx5f7c6mel75i