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Encrypted Volume on VPS

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Deprecated, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Deprecated

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    I keep hearing stories about how some VPS providers are stealing licenses for software from their customers. If they're stealing licenses, they're probably stealing content and other information too.

    Is this really that widespread or am I being paranoid? Has anyone implemented any kind of security to protect them against a dishonest host? If I were to implement something like truecrypt on a Windows VPS, the host could gain access to the VM but would never be able to open the encrypted volume without the key.
     
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    The only experience I have had with licensing "per computer" software, there was a userid and a hardware id hashed. If the user made a significant hardware change, it would change the hardware id, change the hash, and void the license. The way ours worked, many users could have the same hardware id but one user couldn't have multiple hardware ids. I won't pretend to know how their licensing works though.