13
DEC
2013

Delay Retiring Windows XP – A Solution to Piracy in China?

Premise China wants Microsoft to delay retirement of Windows XP  China’s Argument Most people in China are using Windows XP (pirated or not) New Windows 8 is too expensive – cost will increase piracy Keeping Windows XP will help the government lower piracy rate Are these arguments pla
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18
NOV
2013

SmartDongle Partnering with Lucas Distribution to Protect Against Loss and Theft

We are linking together with a new security partner to provide enhanced protection against the loss or theft of our SmartDongle USB security Key. Our new partner is Lucas Distribution LLC based in Loganville Georgia. Lucas Distribution has the Dongle Lockbox. It provides protection ag
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28
OCT
2013

Tougher Action Against Piracy Opens Opportunities for Brazil

The article by Mr. Ozores  discusses action taken in the US against Asian exporters using pirated software.  Four US states in the last nine months, most recently Tennessee, took legal action against suppliers suspected of engagement in intellectual property (IP) and information techn
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24
JUL
2013

UAE and the Fight Against Software Piracy

We so often equate piracy and non-compliance with developing countries. And, it seems, the highest incidents of piracy do occur in developing countries. I have recently read two news stories about developing countries working to curb the practice of software piracy, Thailand and UAE.
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26
DEC
2012

SmartDongle Compatible with MATLAB Applications

SmartDongle announces the creation of APIs and sample code to use in securing your applications created with MATLAB.  MATLAB is a high-level language with an interactive environment. Using built–in math functions, you have the ability to explore multiple approaches and reach a solutio
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10
OCT
2012

Partnering with SEH to make SmartDongle Virtual

Software security is as important as ever, but it can be more complicated with virtual environments.   This is especially true when using hardware as part of your security and licensing schemes.  Additionally, there can be push back in using dongles as a means for licensing and securi
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23
APR
2012

Software Piracy Affects other Countries’ Economies

Riyadh: Rodolfo Estimo Jr.’s article in the Arab News discusses the anti-piracy crackdown going on in Saudi Arabia. A sentence of jail time and a fine was recommended by the Ministry of Culture and Information for the last offenders. This is the second time for this recommendation.  T
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06
APR
2012

Destroy or Create?

 I started thinking about piracy and hackers. As I thought about the work that goes into putting together programs that can penetrate defenses and, many times, do it undetected. I wondered how lucrative is this work? Is it done for the money? Or is there an intrinsic value that is mor
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21
MAR
2012

Mac Developers Beware Poachers Lurking in the Cyber Jungle

The best way I know to describe the computing landscape today is: it’s a Jungle out there! There seem to be poachers lurking everywhere. We still continue to read about breaches, piracy, and hacked websites. Software poachers have found their way into the Mac jungle which is home for
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05
MAR
2012

Website Two-Factor Authentication and Information Pirates

Our websites are an entry way into customer records and information. We have seen in the last few years a sharp rise in unauthorized access which gives” information pirates” access to private and highly sensitive information.  Password protection or authentication has not been a stron
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