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WinRAR Nukes Pirate Keygen

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Teddy Rogers

I thought this had been released on GitHub years ago, why now?

Ted.

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Kurapica

I will buy it someday

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Teddy Rogers
6 hours ago, Kurapica said:

I will buy it someday

I think I must be in the minority. Have had a licence for as long as I can remember (since around version 3.x) so I have had a good run in comparison to a lot of software out there.

@kao thanks for the link to the up dated version...

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Kurapica

I once paid for a software, faststone capture, I think it's worth it and I used it in some works so I felt I should pay

Winrar is also great and maybe I will do the same in the future.

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Blah

was winrar really easy to gen or crack or did it put up any fight at all??

just wondering if they just slapped a lil tiny protection not caring much or if they actually tried

cheers

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Kurapica

Actually it was impossible to keygen, the algorithm depended on RSA but the big mistake

was that the author used the keys from a public resource or something like that, i.e he copied

the RSA parameters, I remember that a reverser named "SEVEN" found that and created the first keygen

This is what I can remember, it could be inaccurate or badly recited by me.

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Loki

Is that how he did it - I didnt know that!! I remember FFF did some crazy stuff back then but this one was a big release.

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Teddy Rogers

I can't believe it all happened in 2009, a full decade ago. It does not feel like it was that far back...

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BlackHat

FFF - This name I have encountered so many times. A guy named Axis -FFF have keygenned/Patched dozens of App and great thing is that, If he patch, everything works well. 
Some of Great Protectors for HWID Lock (I wont mention name but all knows which is widely used for .NET, Delphi bla bla ) is done by Axis / FFF though many others cracked or modified Demo like PC-RET or many others but there Crack is not ok.
Means If you protect your file, then anyone else without the project can create keys for your protection (All he need is to just use same algo. which can be easily understand using Demo Key)
But only the Axis/FFF works always like an original.

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deepzero

Actually Winrar was a kind of an earl adopter of ECDSA licensing, but they made a mistake in the implementation, much like level 10 armadillo.

I still remember when I first came across this release - i thought, man, not another hardcoded-pseude-keygen ... then I saw "SeVeN/FFF". I was like "ahh shit here we go". :D

Problem for Winrar is that their license is tied to archive signatures - if they change it they will break the signature mechanism.

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Arctic

I know one guy that paid for WinRAR. Probably earned himself a spot in the VIP section in the afterlife. 

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Teddy Rogers
On 12/10/2019 at 8:46 AM, deepzero said:

Problem for Winrar is that their license is tied to archive signatures

That was one of the selling points that got me to purchase licences for WinRAR, to have authenticity information tied to archived files.

After the keygen was released authenticity was later dropped from RAR as a feature following the release of version five...

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