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    Unanswered: use of dongles

    Has anyone had any experience with wrapping an MDB or MDE file by using dongle software protection ?

    Is this considered the best licencing and protection mechanism ?

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    NAy Answers ???

    Any Answers ??

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    has anyone bought dongle protected software since the 80s ??

    death to all dongles!





    izy

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    Re: use of dongles

    FYI - Software used for Metrology - Coordinate Measuring Machines in particular - such as PC-DMIS from Brown and Sharpe and VirtualDMIS form IMS currently employ the use of dongles. They are extremely effective at protecting against hacking.

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    Agreed.

    Some of our GIS software from ESRI requires dongles.
    There have been many posts made throughout the world.
    This was one of them.

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    use of dongles

    don't see much dongle protection around today, everyone uses web based as it's easier for the user to purchase more copies without having to wait for their new dongles to come in by snail mail. there's loads of companies out there that do software activation, I went with fingoo.net as they seemed pretty user friendly and could protect my .mdb without turning it into an .mde or .exe or something.

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    Depends who you are protecting against, dongles are effective against most attackers, however they are realitviely easily overcome with the right tools. I don't thinlk you could relaibly use a dongle with an MDB - MDE maybe.

    I'd be surprised in fingoo's product can relaibly secure an MDB either

    The only way I can see it working is if you had a propratory DLL cointaining some required code for the app (somehting so fundamental that the app would be useless without) then mabe it would work. But worht a look none the less.

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    four years on...
    ..doh! myCo is now using dongles
    WhatCanYouSay?

    omigosh

    my response is the same: death to all dongles!




    PM me if you want to try an A-Code alternative

    izy
    currently using SS 2008R2

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    sorry to keep on and on about this (actually, i'm not really sorry!)

    Q: what happens when the cleaner nicks your dongle
    A: you're stuffed!

    dongles are inherently disgusting.





    death to all dongles!





    izy
    currently using SS 2008R2

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    I like using dongles because they sound phallic but you can talk about them in the office. Other than that, code based security is my preference.
    oh yeah... documentation... I have heard of that.

    *** What Do You Want In The MS Access Forum? ***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddy
    I like using dongles because they sound phallic but you can talk about them in the office.
    ROFLMAO .... and other characters too
    Testimonial:
    pootle flump
    ur codings are working excelent.

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    OOPS i posted a new thread here
    apology
    how do i delete it???
    hi you guys anyway
    Last edited by abhichoudhary; 04-01-06 at 05:44.

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