Software security – Sometime they are messed up

December 29, 2006 at 2:33 am Leave a comment

We all know piracy hurt all of us in one way or the other. And yes software developers and others have to go the extra mile to protect their $$. But sometime they totally forgot how this can screw up their user experience.

I paid a hefty $900 recently for a set of tools I needed. I got the usual CD’s activation keys and all the works. First I was little bumbed because I found out every time I loaded the software it would connect to their remote server to authenticate my license. Now this sends my AV settings crazy and I need it to fix that first.

Then today I went to the coffee shop I usually work from and loaded software, guess what, they locked me out because my software was trying to connect from a different IP, now how dum is that.

I am so ticked off. I wrote their sales team a nice email, lets see what they say when they come back. Yes protect your hard work, but don’t forget if your paying customer can’t use the damn thing whats the use.

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