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Securing an eBook

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kingbrend, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    So I figure I would ask you guys this since free eBooks is what keeps this forum popping.

    What is the best way to secure an eBook for PC and Mac users? I use Secure-eBook for one of my eBooks but since it's an .exe file Mac users can't open it. Is there something for both mac and pc users that'll secure an eBook just as well as secure-ebook dot com?

    Thanks
     
  2. xplicit

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    Why not use it with Parallels or iEmulator, those should let you run windows programs.
     
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Haha. Not to many options. I knocked the pertection off one of those in about 1 minute flat.

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    A friend of mine needed me to remove this green background from a locked PDF... Got a decompiler turned it into a word doc instantly and then used some word effects to remove the green. If this were an ebook it would be a piece of cake to edit the PDF and rebuild no problem.

    Really there's not to many good ways to lock those things... I just break the lock.:yield: I hate opening those damn .exe files just to view the book. Especially because they always come loaded with Trojans. Grrr.

    ~~Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
     
  4. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    Well, that's why I don't give away password protected PDFs anymore. It's just too easy to get passed them. You can buy cheap software that does it. Heck, someone can probably download software from a link on this site and do it.

    An .exe file on the other hand is a little more secure so that's why I use it.

    I just need something for the Mac users. Is there a free emulator they can download for an exe file? Or is there something better then secure ebook dot com?
     
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  5. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    So I decided Mac users will not get any support and will require a refund if they can not get secure-ebook .exe file running. It's just sad that's the only secure way to go. :(

    Oh well.. 1% of sales are mac users anyway.