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Old 01-11-2003, 07:20
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SafeDisc 3

Lately a few games have come out bearing SafeDisc 3, now does anyone know much about SafeDisc 3? Has it changed much from v2?
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Old 01-11-2003, 08:35
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a time ago I've publish some usefull information about SafeDisc 3. Click here
I've nice if you reply there and ask questions.
Anyway when I think about it must edit the information... I've publish where I've get the information from...and from fade protection is a "hack site" and also from fade protection company this is a "hackers place"... oh dear...so must edit so EMPiRE don't get mad, we don't wanna be familiar with so called "hackers"!

(sorry for my english spell)
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Old 01-11-2003, 14:17
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I was surprised when i scan the main exe of "Empires: Die Neuzeit" (english': Empires: Dawn Of Modern World).
It's Safedisc 3.10.020 !!!
It seems there nothing harder to crack, because DEViANCE released a crack.
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Old 01-11-2003, 15:03
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It seems there nothing harder to crack, because DEViANCE released a crack.
It seems that it isn't any harder to make a perfect 1:1 copy.
Realy wonder what have changed...and they are gonna releas...fade...soon if I isn't I'm missinformed...
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There doesnt seem to be any real chnges with SafeDisc 3 over v2 then...it still uses the weak sectors (when burning) and encryption (when cracking)

Daemon Tools, Alcohol120% and CloneCD with some burners can still burn/emulate this protection anyways.
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The weak sections is still there, and it's more of theme. Have no clue if fast dumping still works... (should work). Accourding to Macrovision, it's now ever label with SafeDisc on the CD. Like SecuROM. And the funny thing is how much Macrovision still trying to provent, people can do backups and 1:1 backups. Starforce and Sony SecuROM has come much longer to provent that.

Oh read this...so funny
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Macrovision wins 2003 software industry award for best security initiative
Posted by Dennis on 30 October 2003 - 18:52 - Source: [Censured]

Submitted by Webitpr:

Macrovision® Corporation (Nasdaq: MVSN), the world’s leading provider of software licensing technologies, today announced it has been awarded the 2003 Software Industry Award for Best Security Initiative. Macrovision was chosen for its industry-wide leadership in software protection and security throughout its comprehensive portfolio of products.

Software Business Magazine’s Annual Software Industry Awards recognize software companies that have displayed broad leadership with their initiatives and products, distinguishing their brands and strategies from a pool of nominations submitted by many successful software companies.

“Macrovision was a clear winner in the Best Security Initiative category,” said John G. Cargile, managing editor of Software Business Magazine. “Building on its strong foundation of flexible software protection and licensing solutions, Macrovision’s continuing product innovations, and focused company direction makes it stand out as the industry leader.”

“We’re very honored to have received this prestigious award recognizing both our product excellence and company vision,” said Dan Stickel, executive vice president and general manager, Macrovision Software Technologies Group. “This industry recognition underscores Macrovision’s ongoing commitment to delivering innovative new solutions that enable software companies to realize further benefits and profits from their products.”

The Software Industry Awards were presented at the Software Business 2003 Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Software Business Magazine evaluated hundreds of submissions to select the final winners in ten categories, which included Best Security Initiative, Best Development Solution, Best Enterprise Integration and Best Product Development.

About Macrovision

Macrovision Corporation develops technologies that enable content owners and software publishers to securely and flexibly distribute their digital products to their customers. Macrovision is the market leader in software licensing, digital rights management (“DRM”) and copy protection technologies for the software, video, games and music markets. Macrovision’s software licensing platform enables technology companies to easily price, package and protect their software. The company has proven electronic licensing solutions, identified by IDC as having the #1 market share. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with international offices in London, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong and Seoul, Macrovision can be found on the Internet at www.macrovision.com.
Why did they won that price?
Should New starforce software or Sony SecuROM win a price. Macrovision just do software that people can hack and make perfect 1:1 copy
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Old 02-11-2003, 02:30
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More information about SafeDisc 3

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The secrets of Macrovision revealed - What will they be up to?
Posted by Jan Willem on 05 February 2003 - 23:18 - Source: [Censured]



Thanks to someone who wants to remain anonymous we can update you with the latest information about Macrovision. We have received information about the future of Macrovision products that also shows how well Macrovision is monitoring sites like ours. The company, best known for it's SafeDisc protection is aware of the fact that Lite-On CD-RW drives relative easily cut trough their protection accompanied with software such as Alcohol 120%, Blindwrite and CloneCD.

The new SafeDisc 2.90 that will be released in February is equipped with what we think is a new version of weak sectors, physical media parameters , also changelogs for SafeDisc 3.00 (DVD protection) and 3.10 are available.


SafeDisc 2.90 - Key features - release Feb 2003


New Degrading Signature - The new degrading signature has been designed to prevent Lite-On and Pioneer burners being able to make a working gold copy of a SafeDisc protected title. The new patterns also enhance protection against several other modern CD Writers. Lite-On has
achieved considerable sales success recently and this move decreases the chance of a "casual copy" being made with a users existing equipment.


Strengthened CD Signature patterns - The degrading signature patterns have been changed to stop copying programs such as Clone CD and Alcohol 120%.

ATIP spoofer detection - SafeDisc checks whether a CD-R drive has a gold CD in it and fails to run the application if this is the case. Several copying programs such as Clone CD and Alcohol run a program to fool the checks that SafeDisc does, we have countered these
programs.


Alcohol detection - The Alcohol burning and virtual drive programs have been added to our detection routines along with other popular hacker tools.


New version of Security Libraries - New techniques to stop a game being "lifted" out of memory and then subsequently produce a "cracked" version with SafeDisc removed. Please Note the best protection is afforded by creating protected functions using the SafeDisc API.



SafeDisc 3.00 - release May 2003


DVD Signatures - SafeDisc now has DVD ROM protection capability. A SafeDisc protected DVD ROM has proved resilient to copying using DVD-R
drives currently in the marketplace.

Strengthened CD Signature patterns - A technique introduced in 2.90 to hide our signatures from "specialist" burning software such as Clone CD, Alcohol and Blindwrite has been further enhanced for V3.

SafeDisc 3.10 - release August 2003

The final phase of Strengthened CD Signature patterns


Obfuscation technology - We have introduced Obfuscation technology to protect a SafeDisc game from being cracked and a "clean" exe being placed on the web. Using Obfuscation techniques developed internally and licensed from the leaders in this field, the crackers job becomes
much more difficult. This should ensure a longer window for a title in retail before cracked versions appear on the web and the P2P networks.

Strengthened CD Signature patterns - The final phase of this technique to prevent burning software identifying and negating our signatures has been incorporated. It has been designed to prevent Clone CD, Alcohol 120% and Blindwrite.




There is also more protection against cracking, something we of course encourage. It seems the coming time we will have a lot of fun in finding ways to bypass the protections to make our perfectly legal backup!
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Old 02-11-2003, 02:46
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Oh, so now ALC120% is a "hacker tool"? Boy, I'm getting confused And harder antidebugging code too?! Wow!
Wonder when Lite-on will release a "match-more-media" upgrade again? heh
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The protection industry is wierd... anything that's inform about the protection, how to by pass the protection, or make personal backup is a hacker.... still wonder.....when get people get the status "cracker"?

Hacker is a one that hacks in to websites.

Cracker is a one that can break a code.

and not everthing is illegal..
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