New Technology promises to raise the stakes...

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  1. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Net Technology promises to raise the stakes in software piracy.

    (I wasn't quite sure where to post this, so I placed it here. It IS an interesting news story.)

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    This should prove interesting. The cracker community will probable spend a god deal of time on this. Anytime someone says "my software is un crackable", the crackers generally take it personally. I wonder who will win (my money is on the crackers)
     
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    My money also (unfortunately) - nothing can be 100% crack proof...it may be 99% crack-proof, and it may take the underground community quite a while to crack it, but it will, most likely, get cracked.
     
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    If it can be made, it can be un-made, if it can be encrypted, it can be decrypted, if it can be locked, it can be unlocked. Such is the way of things. (except maybe when you heat sugar to a liquid form)
     
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    In my humble opinion, this is a revolutionary breakthrough.  There is no way this system can be compromised.

    Hey, hello Father Christmas!  How nice of you to bring along the Tooth Fairy!  Have you seen this fantastic piece of software?  They say that once it's been installed on the average household pig, we'll all be able to fly to work!

    Hurrah!
     
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    Lol...

    And to Checkout: I do agree this is revolutionary, but as Unicron said "if it can be locked, it can be unlocked" and I totally agree.

    "Locks are made to keep honest people honest, and criminals - well, they find some way around them."
     
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    hey, you never know. It may never be solved, but that still doesn't prove a hack does not exist.

    Conveniently, it is illogical to assume something doesn't exist, just because you can't find it (see below link)

    If it turns out no one ever finds a hack, we'll all wish we bought stocks in these guys. But it goes the way of pretty much every other security measure ever invented, it will be beat sooner or later.

    Was it written by the Navajo? I'd worry then.....

    http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq61-2.htm
     
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    Er...I was being sarcastic...
     
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