You know, this is in reality simple. First, I make a quick hack to an easy but popular program. Now with the keygen which is in reality an executable CAB file (Microsoft CABinet file/archive executing two programs)..
Then I expand to releasing an all too popular game title, and here I bake the 'baddie' in the original installer (None of you are likely to check such things out . Do you even know words like hash checking?)
Then I spend a little time thinking as I watch the numbers of lambs rising... I'll top it off and hack my way to a popular general utilitiy... Come on, you are not too hard to figure out... on an average...
Then, we have probably reached the millions needed...
Now, how's that for a recipe to become one of the baddies?
That is not making you a 'baddie' - just reading the information as to how to do it, but you have to admit that this is easy - HECK, IT'S 'FREE'
(alas, it is not - However, I am a seasoned hacker and I even respect you (If I can use your bandwith ever so little and hence, I go unnoticed for months/years), I promise I will not hog you as it would not be in my interest... Now let us party....) :bigsmile:
The sad part is in reality that you fell for it, and that makes me really sad indeed. It is just in the analogous world we are going to find shortcuts not on the desktop for the most part :rolleyes:
Hopefully, I have managed to give you all a little glimpse into what is at play while hiding roughly all technical details to make it more understandable.