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Does anyone know any really good products?
Jan 6 '06 #1
10 1518
I seem to recall some guy by the name Xheo whose stuff seems to be
well-represented. I've always written my own. More fun!
Peter

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"Peter Olcott" wrote:
Does anyone know any really good products?

Jan 6 '06 #2
How did you write your own? Obfuscation and licence algorithm?

Cheers
Simon.
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in message
news:69**********************************@microsof t.com...
I seem to recall some guy by the name Xheo whose stuff seems to be
well-represented. I've always written my own. More fun!
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Peter Olcott" wrote:
Does anyone know any really good products?

Jan 6 '06 #3
obfuscation, and a license key string algorithm that encrypts and embeds both
the valid key and /or the optional expiration date of the "30 day trial".
--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Simon Hart" wrote:
How did you write your own? Obfuscation and licence algorithm?

Cheers
Simon.
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in message
news:69**********************************@microsof t.com...
I seem to recall some guy by the name Xheo whose stuff seems to be
well-represented. I've always written my own. More fun!
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Peter Olcott" wrote:
Does anyone know any really good products?


Jan 6 '06 #4
Thats' how I have protected my code but have you seen this article:
Breaking .NET code:
http://www.atrevido.net/blog/PermaLi...b-fcc15eb297c3

and
Breaking a strong name:
http://www.atrevido.net/blog/PermaLi...a-a30f4ccc84f5
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in message
news:6A**********************************@microsof t.com...
obfuscation, and a license key string algorithm that encrypts and embeds
both
the valid key and /or the optional expiration date of the "30 day trial".
--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Simon Hart" wrote:
How did you write your own? Obfuscation and licence algorithm?

Cheers
Simon.
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in
message
news:69**********************************@microsof t.com...
>I seem to recall some guy by the name Xheo whose stuff seems to be
> well-represented. I've always written my own. More fun!
> Peter
>
> --
> Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
> http://www.eggheadcafe.com
> UnBlog:
> http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> "Peter Olcott" wrote:
>
>> Does anyone know any really good products?
>>
>>
>>


Jan 6 '06 #5
Simon,
I really think this is a moot issue, since the number of people who are not
only capable of but determined to go to these lengths to hack or crack
software is extremely small.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Simon Hart" wrote:
Thats' how I have protected my code but have you seen this article:
Breaking .NET code:
http://www.atrevido.net/blog/PermaLi...b-fcc15eb297c3

and
Breaking a strong name:
http://www.atrevido.net/blog/PermaLi...a-a30f4ccc84f5
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in message
news:6A**********************************@microsof t.com...
obfuscation, and a license key string algorithm that encrypts and embeds
both
the valid key and /or the optional expiration date of the "30 day trial".
--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Simon Hart" wrote:
How did you write your own? Obfuscation and licence algorithm?

Cheers
Simon.
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in
message
news:69**********************************@microsof t.com...
>I seem to recall some guy by the name Xheo whose stuff seems to be
> well-represented. I've always written my own. More fun!
> Peter
>
> --
> Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
> http://www.eggheadcafe.com
> UnBlog:
> http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> "Peter Olcott" wrote:
>
>> Does anyone know any really good products?
>>
>>
>>


Jan 6 '06 #6
Why do you think 33% of software today is pirated.

"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in message
news:B0**********************************@microsof t.com...
Simon,
I really think this is a moot issue, since the number of people who are
not
only capable of but determined to go to these lengths to hack or crack
software is extremely small.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Simon Hart" wrote:
Thats' how I have protected my code but have you seen this article:
Breaking .NET code:
http://www.atrevido.net/blog/PermaLi...b-fcc15eb297c3

and
Breaking a strong name:
http://www.atrevido.net/blog/PermaLi...a-a30f4ccc84f5
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in
message
news:6A**********************************@microsof t.com...
> obfuscation, and a license key string algorithm that encrypts and
> embeds
> both
> the valid key and /or the optional expiration date of the "30 day
> trial".
> --
> Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
> http://www.eggheadcafe.com
> UnBlog:
> http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> "Simon Hart" wrote:
>
>> How did you write your own? Obfuscation and licence algorithm?
>>
>> Cheers
>> Simon.
>>
>>
>> "Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:69**********************************@microsof t.com...
>> >I seem to recall some guy by the name Xheo whose stuff seems to be
>> > well-represented. I've always written my own. More fun!
>> > Peter
>> >
>> > --
>> > Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
>> > http://www.eggheadcafe.com
>> > UnBlog:
>> > http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Peter Olcott" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Does anyone know any really good products?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>


Jan 6 '06 #7
"Simon Hart" <srhartone@[no spam]yahoo.com> wrote in news:Ov8aCdtEGHA.1816
@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl:
Why do you think 33% of software today is pirated.


Is that all? Oh you must be referring to the software that is actually in
USE. I was considering the number of commercial programs that have been
hacked to enable the pirating.

-mdb
Jan 6 '06 #8
Well, here's the thing, then.
If you really believe this figure is accurate and that your experience will
fall into this range, better start studying and become an expert on the
subject.

We can debate figures until our faces turn blue; you should follow your own
good judgement.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Simon Hart" wrote:
Why do you think 33% of software today is pirated.

"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in message
news:B0**********************************@microsof t.com...
Simon,
I really think this is a moot issue, since the number of people who are
not
only capable of but determined to go to these lengths to hack or crack
software is extremely small.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Simon Hart" wrote:
Thats' how I have protected my code but have you seen this article:
Breaking .NET code:
http://www.atrevido.net/blog/PermaLi...b-fcc15eb297c3

and
Breaking a strong name:
http://www.atrevido.net/blog/PermaLi...a-a30f4ccc84f5
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in
message
news:6A**********************************@microsof t.com...
> obfuscation, and a license key string algorithm that encrypts and
> embeds
> both
> the valid key and /or the optional expiration date of the "30 day
> trial".
> --
> Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
> http://www.eggheadcafe.com
> UnBlog:
> http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> "Simon Hart" wrote:
>
>> How did you write your own? Obfuscation and licence algorithm?
>>
>> Cheers
>> Simon.
>>
>>
>> "Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:69**********************************@microsof t.com...
>> >I seem to recall some guy by the name Xheo whose stuff seems to be
>> > well-represented. I've always written my own. More fun!
>> > Peter
>> >
>> > --
>> > Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
>> > http://www.eggheadcafe.com
>> > UnBlog:
>> > http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Peter Olcott" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Does anyone know any really good products?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>


Jan 6 '06 #9
I think that figure is more generous than accurate. I am merly trying to get
a diccussion going as to how to prevent these types of cracks from happening
in the first place and lowering that generous figure.

"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in message
news:8A**********************************@microsof t.com...
Well, here's the thing, then.
If you really believe this figure is accurate and that your experience
will
fall into this range, better start studying and become an expert on the
subject.

We can debate figures until our faces turn blue; you should follow your
own
good judgement.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Simon Hart" wrote:
Why do you think 33% of software today is pirated.

"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in
message
news:B0**********************************@microsof t.com...
> Simon,
> I really think this is a moot issue, since the number of people who are
> not
> only capable of but determined to go to these lengths to hack or crack
> software is extremely small.
> Peter
>
> --
> Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
> http://www.eggheadcafe.com
> UnBlog:
> http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> "Simon Hart" wrote:
>
>> Thats' how I have protected my code but have you seen this article:
>> Breaking .NET code:
>> http://www.atrevido.net/blog/PermaLi...b-fcc15eb297c3
>>
>> and
>> Breaking a strong name:
>> http://www.atrevido.net/blog/PermaLi...a-a30f4ccc84f5
>>
>>
>> "Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:6A**********************************@microsof t.com...
>> > obfuscation, and a license key string algorithm that encrypts and
>> > embeds
>> > both
>> > the valid key and /or the optional expiration date of the "30 day
>> > trial".
>> > --
>> > Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
>> > http://www.eggheadcafe.com
>> > UnBlog:
>> > http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Simon Hart" wrote:
>> >
>> >> How did you write your own? Obfuscation and licence algorithm?
>> >>
>> >> Cheers
>> >> Simon.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.com> wrote in
>> >> message
>> >> news:69**********************************@microsof t.com...
>> >> >I seem to recall some guy by the name Xheo whose stuff seems to be
>> >> > well-represented. I've always written my own. More fun!
>> >> > Peter
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
>> >> > http://www.eggheadcafe.com
>> >> > UnBlog:
>> >> > http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Peter Olcott" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Does anyone know any really good products?
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>


Jan 8 '06 #10
Simon Hart <srhartone@[no> wrote:
I think that figure is more generous than accurate. I am merly trying to get
a diccussion going as to how to prevent these types of cracks from happening
in the first place and lowering that generous figure.


I think it's fairly important to look at where that piracy comes from
though. I wonder how much piracy there is of software other than:

1) Games
2) Operating systems
3) "Big name" products like Word

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