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Running old games on new operating systems

23 May 2017
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
We ourselves are a part of the fan army who likes to play old computer games and it does not matter what it is: nostalgia for the past or appealing to the ageless classics. The main thing is that we send the owners of games without patches to the technical support of publishers, and they return them to us by boomerang, incorrectly stating that only we can solve this technical problem.

How to Sell Information Products Through Your Own Website

19 May 2017
Pavel Korobov
Pavel Korobov

Developers and creators of information products, as a rule, are interested in selling content through their own websites; however, the development of websites is not an easy task even for experienced users. This is a how-to article for those, who are not familiar with the technologies of website building.

New Binding Parameters for Better Tamper Resistance

18 Apr 2017
Pavel Korobov
Pavel Korobov
As you may know, StarForce protection system uses a tool called "binding" to provide a tamper resistant protection along with many other features.

USB Flash Drives copy protection: StarForce version

31 Mar 2017
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova

We live in a world full of threats. And our mission is to reduce the threat level for publishers: people and companies that create unique content for sale. Using our products, they get the confidence that their applications, courses, books will be sold, instead of being downloaded for free from pirate sites.

In March 2017 StarForce Technologies presented copy protection with a binding to USB Flash Drives. In this post I am going to tell why we have selected a binding method for copy protection and how it works for USB Flash Drives.

The Server of Hitachi Payment Systems Infected ATMs of India and compromised millions of cards

21 Feb 2017
Svetozar Yakhontov
Svetozar Yakhontov
In mid-2016 one of the servers of Hitachi Payment Systems was attacked by malicious software, by which the criminals got data from the ATMs of State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank and Axis Bank. Currently, 19 banks and 641 customers noticed fraudulent activities with the cards. To reduce risks the banks have blocked compromised cards and advised its customers to change the PIN.

Periodic License Confirmation. Why You Need It

9 Feb 2017
Pavel Korobov
Pavel Korobov
If you create unique software products or documents, it is natural to have a wish to control their distribution. There are many tools to protect information from unauthorized actions of unscrupulous users. One of them is the periodic license confirmation.

Copy Protection for HTML Documents

23 Jan 2017
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
HTML is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications to be viewed via a browser. Usually HTML is used for internet sites, but some HTML applications such as interactive multimedia books, manuals, education materials, can work offline – people save them on the computer and use them without the internet. Of course it is possible to use PDF, but HTML is much richer – you can use video, audio, animated pictures, interactive components in JavaScript and many other things in one user interface.

New Year is a New Story

28 Dec 2016
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
New Year is not just a night after which we hang a new calendar on the wall. It’s time to take stock and set new tasks.

How to prevent others from copying and editing your documents

20 Dec 2016
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova

Protection is most often necessary for professional documents. For example analytical agencies, design offices and other companies offering intellectual and creative products as a rule give the customers their documents in a protected format to prevent unauthorized use and sharing. For businesses it is also important to provide protection against document forgery, certain documents need to stay unchanged forever. 

However, protection against copying and editing can also be useful for personal purposes, for example, when you wrote a book, prepared a unique learning course, or if you provide consulting services. It means that such functionality can be useful to anyone who develops any intellectual products and wants to control their distribution.

8 Reasons Why StarForce Reader Better Than Adobe Acrobat Reader

26 Oct 2016
Pavel Korobov
Pavel Korobov
PDF is one of the most popular formats for electronic documents. The only drawback is that you need to install additional software to read documents. So what is the program can deal with it in the best way?

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