Microsoft faults developers for cracked Windows Store apps

By Rick ยท 5 replies
Dec 12, 2012
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  1. Microsoft says a crack which allows hackers to download paid-for Windows Store apps without spending a dime is the fault of insecure app code and not a Windows Store issue. Redmond is essentially placing the onus of protecting apps against...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,877   +1,298

    Yeah, store all that licensing data in the cloud. And when Joe User doesn't have a connection, his apps won't work. That should be popular while traveling. Here's a thought: verify licensing each time the app gets updated. Mobile users aren't nearly as likely to go chasing after every new crack, and if they do then guess what? It just proves that the cloud is even more overrated than we thought it was.
    hammer2085 likes this.
  3. Sorry, but Apple has a patent on that.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +989

    This kind of issue is purely POOR software architecture (aka BAD design). If it's only associated with the Cloud - - hee hee hee - - you get what you pay for; another reason to not jump on the bandwagon.

    When designing software, there's a concept that says
    • "the scope of control must be above the scope of influence".
    Get that backwards and the H*** to pay for your mistake.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +989

    Can't copyright a concept - - just the specific implementation ;)
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,033   +2,558

    Like you'd be able to float that by a pack of hungry Apple lawyers...:eek:

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