I am creating a mobile application, a java dictionary. I want to make the text files that contains the words and its meaning unreadable, i.e. save it in a format that only my midlet could read but will be unreadable by an text viewer. This text file will be embedded in my jar file.
I have been on this project for a very long time, tried my best and feel like quitting now.
I'll so grateful if I can get an urgent answer.
Thanks in advance
Keep it simple? Scramble the contents using your own algorithm (which does not have to be that complex) and descramble when you read it in? Then the file can still be opened by a text viewer, but nobody will be able to use the contents.
Of course if someone really wants to get the content of that file they'll find a way to do so, but I'm pretty sure that nobody will bother.