Security of Projectors and Protected Casts
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  Security of Projectors and Protected Casts
From:         Judith McRae <>
Organization: Inlets
Subject:      Re: Security of Projectors and Protected Casts

The best way to ensure that your project is safe is to ensure that it is
easier and cheaper to buy it than to steal it. Remember, most people are
lazy and cheap; they won't spend time or money to steal something they
want unless it's easier and cheaper than buying it.

From the sounds of it, your project would be intensely difficult to
steal, but how easy is it to buy?

Human psychology plays just as much a part in product protection as
encryption: as long as it's easy to get at your product legitimately,
most people won't try to hack it open, but if they feel ripped off, or
if they can't figure out what they're supposed to do, they'll do
whatever they want, and there's not much you can do to prevent it.

If you're afraid people will steal your ideas or your graphics, one way
to get around this is to actually provide a clip art CD of the graphics
on the CD - for a price - (make it easier to license the clip art CD
than to steal the graphics out of the program - see where this is
going?) and/or you could make a "how we did it" program that will take
away the need for people to hack into your code, and, incidentally,
highlight how much work went into the production, and how evil it would
be for some rip-off artist to steal it.

Maybe I'm way off base, but I think that encryption alone doesn't do
much other than let people know you've got something to hide.

Just my 2 cents (Canadian)


Burak KALAYCI wrote:
> Some notes;
> Better be conservative about variable and handler names, my company just
> released VarLord ( )
> At DirOpener is a free tool to save any
> hacker wannabe that 5 - 8 lines of lingo
> And DXRs in projectors are not safe ( Look for
> Swifty Xena)

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