All about Crackproof Your Software: Protect Your Software Against Crackers ( With CD-ROM) by Pavol Cerven. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social. Results 1 – 9 of 9 Crackproof Your Software: Protect Your Software Against Crackers (With CD- ROM) by Pavol Cerven. No Starch Press. Paperback. GOOD. This essential resource for software developers highlights the weak points in break common protection schemes, and how to defend against crackers. Crackproof Your Software: The Best Ways to Protect Your Software Against Crackers.

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This essential resource for software developers highlights the weak points in “well-protected” software, shows how crackers break common protection schemes, and how to defend against crackers. Includes in-depth discussions of anti-debugging sortware anti-disassembling. The CD-ROM contains compression crackproog encoding software, debuggers and anti-debugging tricks, practical protection demonstrations, and extended examples from the book.

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Showing of 7 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was aoftware problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Before I read this book I knew very little about cracking software. After reading this book I still know very little. I agree with the author when he says that to protect yourself, you need a good understanding of what you’re up against. It also helps when you apply a protection method if you can check it against something.

The book falls way short of teaching you ways to crack software. However, I gave this book a good rating softwage I think it does a good job of giving the reader an overview of methods he can use against crackers.

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It covers disassembly detection, registration protection, use of dongles, CD copy protection, and compressing and encoding executables. Keep in mind that the book deals exclusively with the Windows operating system. I enjoyed reading Crackproof your software, and actually read through it in one sitting.

I found that too many of the actual code samples were limited to windows 9x only. Given the Oct publishing date more than a year after the release of XP I would have expected and appreciated more XP centric code samples.


It also would have perhaps been better if the tricks and tips were seperately described for each OS. I’d recommend this to crzckproof looking to keep their software off the 0-day warez boards. Much of current software defenses against crackers consists of preventing or detecting breakins to your computer from across a network.

The cracker is inherently at a disadvantage. For one, you the sysadmin have physical access to your machine.

You can reboot it at will; compare signatures of installed programs against known signatures that are stored readonly; and you can install network analysers and other computers to check your main machine. But there is an entirely different cracker protfct where she now has built in edges.

This consists of where you write code that others can againet on their computers. Your code can end up on a cracker’s machine. She has you have to assume a good deassembler and decompiler, and is fluent in the assembly language of your code. You don’t have it easy. Cerven explains the many measures you might take to protect the running of your code. Alas, for most of these, if not all, over time, a sufficiently talented cracker can find a countermeasure.

The book is a tribute to human ingenuity. As a purely intellectual puzzle, you may find his explanations intriguing. He describes a small cottage industry of companies that offer licensing programs that try to control access to your code.

The best known may be installshield. This is very common on Microsoft platforms. Also mentioned is flexlm, which unix sysadmins should find familiar. The bottom line is given in the last chapter.

A list of suggested best practices. None of which are guaranteed to offer absolute protection. But the cumulative applications of these practices should act as a good deterrent. The only thing that seems to be missing is a discussion of code that comes on DVDs.

Surely by now some large code packages must come on DVDs. It’s great that there’s a book like this out to begin with, but I was disappointed to see the focus only on Windows applications drackers mostly on how to use existing tools to harden your software.

It doesn’t really cover as much as I would have liked to have seen on how to proect implement crack-resistant software.

Much of the book’s contents are FAQ-like and refer only to currently available tools a very current practical approach versus a broader theoretical academic approach.


If the exact problem you’re trying to solve is explicitly addressed in this book, you’re golden – if not, you’re softwade out of luck with regards to the book’s information. As fast as developers and vendors can pump out new software the crackers of the world break the protection schemes.

Rather than paying a fair price for the software many people visit underground cracker sites and warez FTP sites to download illegally cracked versions of software. This theft has a financial impact on the vendors and developers. Large companies like Microsoft lose tens of millions of dollars in revenue softwaee pirated and illegally distributed software each year. Joe Programmer sitting in his basement writing code 18 hours a day to create a fantastic new yoir program however might miss yiur money a little more.

If you are a freelance software developer or even a small software company this book may be just what you’re looking for. Protect Your Software Against Crackers gives you the inside scoop on the techniques and tools used by crackers to break into your software. Pavol Cerven helps the reader to understand the common errors developers make that make it easier for crackers to break in and shows a number of tips and hints to help the reader learn how to write crackproof code including how to crackrs attempts to debug or disassemble the code.

I highly recommend this book for software developers. See all 7 reviews. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Softwaree more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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