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Re: [Full-disclosure] Are software cracks also a form of se curity vulnerabilities?
From: sxpert <sxpert () sxpert org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:06:37 +0100
On 2013-01-17 10:20, COPiOUS wrote:
First of all, the question is in the subject. Should say enough.
In my opinion they are, since a software crack allows unauthorized
use of software and the exposure of (possible) trade secrets, but I
want to know how other people think about this. Also, by cracking
software packages, other issues pop up quite often - quite a lot of
applications aren't tamper-proof. But does "not tamper-proof" mean
that the software is flawed?
the software is not flawed, the concept is.
technically, software protections, that lead to software cracks, are
just another form of the flawed by design concept of DRM...
free software doesn't use stikin' DRM to prevent copying, thus is
impervious to the existence of software cracks
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