Need help with a project

Lagi Pittas iphonelagi at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 06:31:18 EDT 2018


HI Peter,

The fact that it is a subscription system is the best protection you have.
Use the simplest protection that will tell you if the system has been
"pirated" - simple encryption of the company/institution address/details
for instance. Don't allow them to change the address/telephone number etc
in the program - so they have to "patch" the exe. When you notice this has
happened (5 lines of code) set a timer.
In 8 Months time you have a screen that comes up at boot time that says
"Problem with your program please call  before any lasting damage is done"
at xxxx-xxx-xxxx". If they don't call in say a month the program stops
working with your number on the front screen and How they can get a legal
copy".

Sage Payroll used to not protect their payroll, so come April when rates
changed, Sage always Got (gets?) a spike in sales - No questions asked as
long as the user can transfer his data from the "pirated" version.   The
people who will buy your program will buy it - the people who will copy
your program will copy it anyway - you didn't lose a sale you got free
advertising. How do you think microsoft replaced Lotus 123 - they removed
protection from Office then gave a £90 upgrade from any version (even non
legal version) after a couple of years.

Making your program indispensable (without too many barriers) to your
paying customers is the best way of building a loyal customer base.

Save yourself a lot of time hassle and money and make the subscription/name
the protection

My 2 pence worth

Lagi

p.s. If it can be read it can be broken

A 5 minute google search and a bit of memory ....
You'll be glad to hear no decompilers for Livecode - we are not on the
radar.

// If you lose your sourcecode in the future .....
http://www.javadecompilers.com/
https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software-hacking/tool-apk-easy-tool-v1-02-windows-gui-t3333960
https://www.yeahhub.com/best-19-tools-used-reverse-engineering-2018-update/
http://www.refox.net/
http://www.iphonehacks.com/2018/05/ios-11-3-1-jailbreak-updates.html
http://www.decompiler.net/
https://www.vb-decompiler.org/
https://www.thoughtco.com/decompiling-delphi-1-3-1057974
http://www.dvdsmith.com/remove-sony-arccos-protection.html
https://www.roojs.com/blog.php/View/117/Recovering_encoded_php_files.html

//Even hardware dongles are not immune
https://www.brstudio.com/dongles/deskey-dk2-dk3-dongle-emulator/
http://www.dongleservice.com/dongle-bypass.phtml




On Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at 02:08, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> > you want to include some of the advanced capabilities like restricted
> trial,
> Yes, I do want to use advanced capabilities.
>
> > Does it just wrap the executable or does it encapsulate the entire
> directory?
> It can do either.
>
> I am using pw protection on all stacks, which is is working well. More
> important is the license activation and management because it is a
> subscription product—there is a single version which has a free, limited
> status or a full, paid status—the program needs the capability to shift to
> either. Also I need to control the installations of the program. It will be
> used in educational institutions, by individuals, sometimes in iffy
> locations (China) where I need to minimize piracy.
>
> Peter
>
>
> > On Jun 14, 2018, at 4:23 PM, Brian Milby via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > Are you saying that you have the standard mode working but you want to
> include some of the advanced capabilities like restricted trial, etc?
> >
> > Does it just wrap the executable or does it encapsulate the entire
> directory? I’m assuming you have decided that the password protection of
> the stack isn’t sufficient.
> >
> > Brian
> > On Jun 14, 2018, 4:28 PM -0500, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>, wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I’m working on a project that we are getting ready to publish as a
> desktop application for Mac and Windows.
> >>
> >> It is content heavy and I'm wanting to protect it, and am using a
> product called SoftwareShield/GameShield:
> >>
> >> http://softwareshield.com <http://softwareshield.com/>
> >> http://gameshield.com <http://gameshield.com/>
> >>
> >> It puts a wrapping around the executable and offers license management
> that works well in its basic form. There are more advanced features that I
> want to take advantage of that seem to go beyond the capabilities of
> LiveCode script and my own personal abilities. It seems that LiveCode can
> work with SoftwareShield, but I don’t know where to begin, nor can I
> program anything besides LiveCode script.
> >>
> >> This is an example of where I get lost about figuring out how to
> progress:
> >>
> >> "Because the kernel of SoftwareShield is developed in C++ and the
> gsCore exposes flat API in standard way, any language (such as Object-C,
> Java, NodeJS, Perl, Python, etc.) that can make api call to Windows DLL or
> MacOS dylib can integrated with SoftwareShield SDK.”
> >>
> >> http://doc.softwareshield.com/PG/index.html#pg_index
> >>
> >>
> >> Here’s docs they provide:
> >>
> >> http://doc.softwareshield.com/index.html
> >> http://doc.softwareshield.com/PG/ui_gs5.html#sdk_js
> >>
> >>
> >> So, I’m looking for someone who can:
> >>
> >> 1. Guide me through the process
> >> 2. Do Javascript or advanced LC programming as needed
> >>
> >> This is help I need immediately.
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >>
> >> Peter Bogdanoff
> >> ArtsInteractive
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> use-livecode mailing list
> >> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> >> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your
> subscription preferences:
> >> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode
> > _______________________________________________
> > use-livecode mailing list
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your
> subscription preferences:
> > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> use-livecode mailing list
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your
> subscription preferences:
> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode



More information about the Use-livecode mailing list