Originally posted by jockeycfc
[B]Rene you say that you are having so much trouble with serial numbers and cracked version of dvd2one over the web,i agree it is everywhere,but no matter what you try and do you will never completly stop it .as you say you can only make it harder.
some idea’s for you
dont know if it can be done but here we go…
reg code has to be inputed to program to activate as now,with is tagged to your e-mail addy and only that e-mail.
when the program starts it goes to your server and if the serial and e-mail is ok the program will start if not it crashes(you would only have to do this once(anyone trying with dodgy e-mail and reg code ip addy is logged and you can take it from there )
or something similar to this,i personally wouldnt mind having to activate it this way if it means the updates are quicker and you dont have to spend all your time doing protection:eek: [/B]
This would be the same as any other protection scheme… in fact this would be a simpler thing for crackers to crack.
cracker: bypass net check to validate server verification, goto validate good (calculate value good whatever), continue running.
There is no way to ever fully protect the code, making it harder is a somewhat impossible task too. after all, what becomes hard for one cracker is a breeze for another cracker.
I personaly feel that trying to make it harder and harder to crack is not the way to go, no matter what you do, it will be cracked, the more popular DVD2one gets, the faster it will be cracked. The key I beleive is updating on a faster basis and always removing downloads to previous versions. This way, by the time the last version has been cracked and released to the piracy world a new version is out and the old crack no longer works, always keeping 1 step ahead of the crackers. Sure groups will start releasing the actual .exe with the Key generator or Patch, but why would someone want the last version and not the current?
Instead of working for 3 weeks on 15 bugs and 4 new additions, add a few bug fix releases every few days and occasionaly a new edition release.