Dongle

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by hagabooq, Jan 12, 2008.

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  1. hagabooq

    hagabooq Registered Member

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    hi

    is it possible to restrict the launch of a certain program on the computer to a hardware device.. i think its called a dongle..... how to do so ? how secure is it , ie can the dongle encryption method be cracked?



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  2. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    The only times I have seen a dongle used was in business situations. Banks, grocery stores, basically POS = Point of Sales. They are program\software license specific and sold as a matched set so to speak. Can they be cracked? Anything can be..... Have I ever heard of one being cracked? No.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Sure it can. It's not even very difficult.
    Seen a few submitted to a bit of hexa massage and they succumbed.
    Mrk
     
  4. kwismer

    kwismer Registered Member

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    most definitely NOT secure and i have heard of this stuff being cracked...

    dongle based protection involves the software checking for the presence of a dongle with a special code on it - the easiest way to crack this (the way the kiddies used to do it in the old days) is just hex edit the software to bypass the check... no need to worry about the strength of the encryption being used then...
     
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