Hi, I'm in the process of updating a client's pulse installation—but in the new version I noticed several files with base64_decode in them!? (the whole index.php, not just a data-uri)
I guess you must have a good reason for that … but I couldn't come up with a single one, would love to hear the reasoning behind this. So far, I have only ever seen that on cracked websites, people trying to cover their tracks; never from a proper CMS. It sure looks fishy and certainly makes understanding and tweaking the CMS a lot more cumbersome.
It even says "Along with complete unobfuscated codebase" on https://upgrade.pulsecms.com/business.html
But the licence (in config.php) doesn't seem to un-obfuscate the source. I mean, it's not like this would prevent anyone from getting to the source—just makes it more complicated for legitimate users. Any chance of removing that cruft? TIA