Crackproof Your Software: Protect Your Software Against Crackers (With CD-ROM)
||Author: Pavol Cerven|
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Publisher: No Starch Press (October, 2002)
Sales Rank: 18,314
Average Customer Rating: 4.67 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
A very good start in the subject
Definetely, a must have if you want to write shareware. It's a pretty complete survey of methods and programs to protect your work.
I'd also want to point out the following:
1) I miss some crackmes in the companion CD.
2) In a next edition, that I hope gets released soon, It should include information specifically devoted to Windows XP and stuff. The section on softice might be too large in the current edition.
Let me insist, a must have.
Hope this help.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Addressing issues specific to shareware programmers
Crackproof Your Software: The Best Ways To Protect Your Software Against Crackers by software expert and programmer Pavol Cerven is a solid and impressively written guide to a profusion of tips, tricks, and techniques programmers can use to protect their software against hackers, vandals, and unscrupulous crackers who try to take programs apart and figure how they work for the purpose of avoiding paying money to copy, use, or distribute them. Addressing issues specific to shareware programmers, programming for Windows, and much more, Crackproof Your Software is a solid information source which is especially recommended for commercial software programmers and entrepreneurs. An included is an accompanying CD offering dozens of compression and encoding programs, debuggers, anti-debugging tricks, practical demonstrations, as well as sample code from the text.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Good overview on software protection
Go and get this book if you're a shareware programmer. It includes a huge list of protection mechanisms, lots of information on available (commercial and shareware) software protection systems, a CD Rom with lots of protection related stuff.
It's definitely worth the money and interesting for both programmers or people just interested in software protection.
Let's hope the author will continue his work and come up with a 2nd edition soon.
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