Reporting pirate update servers

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Marcos, Jun 15, 2005.

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  1. Marcos

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    If someone finds a pirate NOD32 update server, please report it to
    legal-at-eset.sk or pir8es-at-eset.sk

    When addressing your email, replace the -at- with the @ symbol
     
  2. Firecat

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    Thanks Marcos, I just sent an email reporting one server. :)
     
  3. DonKid

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    Great idea.

    But we cant forget about cracked version giving a lot of trial days.
     
  4. DonKid

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    I think this topic deserves a stick :D
     
  5. Xophile

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    I will also look out for pirate servers and report them if I find one! NOD deserves better!

    One question about "piracy"... I buy NOD, I get a usernamne/password. What stops me from giving it to my neighbour and let him get free updates? Or does the update servers check/log IP-numbers?
     
  6. webyourbusiness

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    I'm not sure that it's prudent to ask about fraudulent use detection methods used - I'm sure there are some, but as a licensed user, who isn't going to provide usernames/passwords to those that don't need them, I'd not care.

    However, I would say that it's trivial to record IPs and usernames/password - tracing the source of a "leaked" u/p would be easy - turning it off would be simple too... they are in control of access to updates of course! ;)
     
  7. Xophile

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    Well, I certainly get your point :)

    I was only being curious...

    I tried NOD about 2 years ago. 2 days later I purchased my license and been running it ever since. In august my current subscription will end so I'm definately going for a 2 year (is the more?) upgrade this time!
     
  8. Dakhor

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    As long as the HTML update from an Admin version does not require a password and username it can be dangerous to start blocking update server. Since i cant easilly restrict access to the update server - its not my fault if people that have worked for me before use it without a valid licence. ( this hasnt hapened yet - the few people that work for me are all females and sales persons and they dont know anything about viruses etc )

    But ya Marcos was prob out after something on a much larger scale.

    /DaK/
     
  9. CyberMew

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    Know of some popular NOD32 private update servers few months ago. Posted about it before and got flamed(not really but some guy said it is useless for me to report). So I didn't care anymore. Will post if I find the site again.
     
  10. Marauder

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    Can't you just block them form getting updates ?
     
  11. mrtwolman

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    It is not advised to post these servers here. just report it to the adress mentioned in the illegal server thred.
     
  12. DonKid

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    I think if Eset put their hands in a cracked version, they will see how it works and fix it.

    Best Regards,

    DonKid.
     
  13. jg88swe

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    Ehm....

    Why was my post removed ?

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  14. Firecat

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    ohh :D

    Dident see that..
    Never mind then :) thx
     
  16. mrtwolman

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    Looks like the reporting was a success - lot of servers disappeared....
     
  17. rothko

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    wonder if eset would consider a reward scheme for servers being reported...? :D
     
  18. shamsay

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    yeah.maybe give reward for each report:)like give free licence for nod32 :)
     
  19. rothko

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    ...or a case of beer :D
     
  20. webyourbusiness

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    There already is a reward - they will be around to provide the updates you paid for!
     
  21. Blackspear

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    Indeed :D
     
  22. controlmind

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    Does any one know how many were reported so far? guess?

    controlmind
     
  23. webyourbusiness

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    Don't know - the hive I found and reported is gone... ;)
     
  24. Someone

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    Hey not bad. You're doing Eset a BIG Favor. Reporting pirate servers.
    But heres the deal. This nanny business, it's goodl only for ESET.

    WHY?
    Fewer ppl then will have a good AV. So, we have more viruses around. That makes us (YOU) vulnerable. That puts Eset in Business.

    As for me, i have relied on pirate servers for quite some time now. But purchased NOD 32 after all. Because it's worth it.

    Food for thought.

    :p
     
  25. ShunterAlhena

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    Die Die Die!!! :D
    After purchasing NOD32 I was enraged when classmates poked me how easy it was for them to get the updates freely. Time for this to end! :) Since pretty much noone who paid for it likes to have these private servers around, they'll go down as hell...
    Just one question, Marcos (or anybody else): how do you take a reported server off line?
     
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