why free?

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at xsec.it
Mon Jul 18 22:25:54 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 00:11 +0200, David GLAUDE wrote:
> Let's say that I will be more dangerous having access to the code and 
> beeing able to recompile after changing the power adjust function than 
> changing random bytes with an hexadecimal editor into the HAL binary file.
> It does not make security by obscurity less false or fake, but it is 
> obvious that if I poke into a binary there are less chances that I will 
> optain the expected goal (especially if the binary is CRC protected 
> against peaple like me. ;-)

Proprietary software cracks exist since a lot of time, so your claims
that tinkering with an hex editor has less chances are not supported by
facts. Do you think that bypassing hardware keys is esier than a
software CRC check ?


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