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Using C r a c k e d Software

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by azguru, Jan 16, 2012.

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  1. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    Does anyone use c r a c k e d software?
    Is it legit?

    If it is legit, then why would anyone pay for actual software?
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    You are ALWAYS taking a chance when you use cracked software.
    Most of the time, those little "Crack patches" and key generators
    are LOADED with viruses, trojans, keyloggers, and various malware.

    And you asked if they are legit? . . . OF COURSE NOT. Not only
    are they not legit, but they are a threat to your machine and
    your online security.

    "Wiz"
     
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    Oukast Senior Member

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    Doesn't this already answer your question?
     
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    The reason I buy some software is to have someone to curse out, when sh*t dont work.
     
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    +1. I don't get this post at all. Booster! Just kidding. But seriously, cracked software might work, but I think is the worst offense is that you are hurting the developers of the software. They put hard work into it and deserve to be paid for it. Especially if it works for what you need it to do. Anything else is theft.

    What if you wrote an app/program, and then found people cracking is so they didn't have to pay $50? It would piss you off, no?
     
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    well said wiz im blowing Cigar over here :cool:
     
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    TNphoneman Senior Member

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    No and No to answer your questions.

    If everyone used cracked software, what incentive does the developer have to continue to improve and upgrade the software? If I did not get paid for the software you can bet that you all would be screwed if it ever needed to be upgraded as I would just not do it. That is also why these free plugins that are good get dropped and not upgraded along with wordpress updates.
     
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