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Also from Table 7, we see our approch of reordering English data set proves to give significant improvement in translation quality over phrase based, for most of the English to Indian. Avramidis uses decoding features in a sentence-level pairwise classification approach for Hybrid MT in order to select the best translations out of outputs produced by statistical. The improvement of the translation quality of the RBMT system, Sampark, by performing SMT injection of Krudanta translations is another testimony to the qualitative performance of the.
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Software protection. Computer security. Data protection. Computer crimes. P76 C47 My father bought a PC about four years ago, and if not for that PC, this book probably would not exist. When I finished this book, I was 23 years old. I have tried several programming languages but have remained faithful to assembly because I think it is the clearest and the most beautiful programming language.
What you write in assembly is exactly what you will find in the compiled version — nothing less and nothing more. In the days of DOS I dealt with the problems closest to assembly — viruses, and even dreamt about working for an antivirus software company. When Windows 9x appeared, assembler was used less and less and there were also fewer viruses at least fewer assembly viruses.
As I explored this challenge, I became so preoccupied with it that I quit the virus field though I still enjoy the protection field and think I will stick with it for some time to come. SVKP was designed with ease of use and high speed as a priority without sacrificing high levels of protection.
Pavol Cerven. It will also be useful to programmers creating freeware who wish to protect their source code. The idea to write a book like this came to me some time ago when I realized how poorly the topic is covered and how difficult it is to acquire the information necessary to adequately protect software.
When I was involved with game production in the Czech and Slovak Republics, I was astonished at how simple their protection was, and that very often they had no protection at all — yet it is so easy to protect software, at least at a basic level.
The problem lies in the lack of information and experience in this field. That's why I wrote this book, which will present many previously unaddressed topics concerning software protection.. Protection as a Deterrent My experience tells me that there is no protection that cannot be easily removed and, as such, much of the work you will put into protecting your software is simply a deterrent, delaying the inevitable.
It's only a matter of time, possibilities, and patience before a cracker cracks your software. Of course, the better your deterrent, the more time you'll have to sell your software before you find it available or crackable for free, online. What creators of a program or game would want to find their product, whether shareware or commercial software, pirated on the Internet the very day of the release?
That would definitely result in reduced sales. Good software protection prevents the cracker from removing the protection correctly. With such protection, the program won't work, or won't work correctly, and more people will buy an original copy. Of course, a successful crack will appear in the course of time, but the time you buy is money earned. Really good protection will buy a considerable amount of time and will engender several versions of the crack, some of which will not work properly.
In such a case, even many hardcore pirates will buy an original copy rather than try to crack one, just to avoid the hassle.. Working with Assembler In later chapters you'll find many examples of applications protected from debugging, disassembling, or possible decompiling. The examples are all in assembler, but they are written as comprehensibly as possible and are accompanied by footnotes in a source code.
Even a mediocre assembler programmer should be able to understand them. I chose not to use Visual Basic because most examples cannot be written in it. This is certainly not a perfect solution, but it is better than no protection at all.. Publishing Cracker Tricks This book took considerable effort to write. I had to do a good bit of research, and most of what I present here comes from the web pages of crackers.
There are plenty of them, and it is sad that there is almost 3. Some people argue that information like that presented in this book should not be freely accessible to everyone. However, keeping it secret would be counterproductive. The fact is, crackers are very well informed, while developers have virtually no resources.
When a cracker learns how to remove a certain kind of protection, it is only a matter of time before detailed information on how to do so is published on specialized web pages. On the other hand, developers who don't follow the field of cracking carefully will not be aware of how easily their protection can be cracked and will continue to use this protection, even though it may be removed in a matter of minutes. It is no surprise that crackers create the best software protection, since they are often the best informed and have the most experience.
This situation will hopefully change in the future, and I will be very glad if this book helps in this effort. My thanks go to all the people without whom this book would never have been written. There is hardly a better system programmer than you, really. I would probably be unable to manage SafeDisc without you. Thanks for your patience in explaining those problems. And to everyone whose names I have forgotten to list here but who helped with this book, thank you..
Crackers are the people who try to remove the protection from your software so that it can be illegally distributed.. Why Crackers Crack The first mistake developers often make is in underestimating the power and number of crackers, and that's the worst mistake any developer of protection can make. Mostly, crackers are very smart people who will work on removing software protection for days at a time, and in extreme cases even for weeks, for the challenge of it.
The cracker's success almost always depends on his motivation. It may surprise you to learn that most of the cracker's motivation is not financial. Crackers post their cracks and information for free, after all. They're not making money off your software, though the people who use their cracks are saving money. Rather than crack software for financial gain, crackers are taking part in a sort of informal competition. A cracker who can remove a new and very complicated protection scheme becomes a highly regarded and respected person within the cracker community..
How Crackers Crack: Debuggers and Disassemblers Protection developers often presume that without source code, crackers will not be able to understand the software's protection. This is a huge mistake. Crackers use two kinds of utilities for breaking software protection—debuggers and disassemblers..
Debuggers Debuggers allow crackers to trace an application, instruction by instruction, and to stop it at any point and follow its important sections. The truth is, the higher the level of the programming language, the more difficult it is to trace. Everything has its bright and dark sides.. Disassemblers Disassemblers can translate application code back into assembler. One advantage that disassemblers offer over decompilers is that they always translate into assembler, so the cracker has to know only that one language.
The quality of the resulting translated code depends on the quality of the disassembler. The best disassemblers even comment on the translated code, which makes the code that much easier to understand. For example, if the cracker finds a "Wrong serial number" string and locates its place in the code, he will be able to find the part of the code that protects the application. At that point, nothing can prevent him from studying the protection and breaking it.. Decompilers Decompilers can translate application code back to source code.
A decompiler can only translate applications that were written in the language for which the particular decompiler was created. There are, for example, decompilers for Delphi, Visual Basic, and Java. A good decompiler can do a good job of translating the application. Once an application is translated, it's easy for the cracker if he knows the particular language to find the sections of interest and determine how they work.
When a program is unprotected against copying, developers should not be surprised when their profits are small. It's better to use weaker protection code than none at all, but you will not stop the better crackers this way. Once the protection is created, the programmer should become a cracker for a while and, using the crackers' programs, test whether anything has been forgotten..
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Also from Table 7, we see our approch of reordering English data set proves to give significant improvement in translation quality over phrase based, for most of the English to Indian. Avramidis uses decoding features in a sentence-level pairwise classification approach for Hybrid MT in order to select the best translations out of outputs produced by statistical. The improvement of the translation quality of the RBMT system, Sampark, by performing SMT injection of Krudanta translations is another testimony to the qualitative performance of the. The provider assured HIQA that by the 30 April , the person in charge would ensure that residents' named nurses updated personal plans following annual reviews and strategy.
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