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Author Topic: IDEA: World's Largest Security Token  (Read 3968 times)


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IDEA: World's Largest Security Token
« on: April 24, 2006, 07:15 PM »
Haha mouser said useless tiny apps, thought this would be funny and maybe even useful

How about a program that takes your hardware ID's like serialnumber, or other hardware ID and then squares them by each other or something so you get a massive random number almost like a CRC or an MD5

and then the program could be used through like command line to compare your hardware to the checksum generated number and output either good or bad the user could add it to batch scripts or .COM's to add security, so their apps wont run anywhere but on their computer or something (pc dont boot unless confirmed?) like

If %Check% = 19236378462389 then Run
If not dont run

Its prolly more complex than that lol but hey ^__^ its just an idea. Any one got any other ideas or opinions?

oh well ttyl ;)
« Last Edit: April 25, 2006, 04:51 AM by brotherS »


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Re: IDEA: World's Largest Security Token
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2006, 02:18 AM »
Nice idea but not quite feasible I think. Getting the information is easy with WMI and any programming language, but processing the results is quite another story. Most serial numbers use not only digits, but letters and punctuation as well. Apart from that, a lot of devices do not even return anything, leaving you with an empty value. On top of that you could never replace your defective CD Rom drive, memory module or any other hardware without having to modify your code and rebuild the application. The idea has been explored many times but I don’t think any commercial developer implemented it this way, mainly because good alternatives like a USB dongle are widely available.

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Re: IDEA: World's Largest Security Token
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006, 02:41 AM »
this is not too bad an idea, kind of fun really..

(microsoft does something like this when computing hardware identification codes that tries to detect when you have moved your operation system to another pc).