You've seen them on all the top applications like SENuke X, Scrapebox, etc. Before the application will launch you need to enter your username / password. The app then calls home to verify the data given is correct. If the data is correct the information allows the application to be usable. If the data is incorrect the application will not launch. What the actual name for this type of software protection? It seems that this type of security is harder for people to crack and rip off your software. Thanks.