Statalist


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)


From   Ulrich Kohler <kohler@wzb.eu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)
Date   Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:11:26 +0100

Ronggui Huang wrote:
> Yup, I second the concern. Better to de-activate Stata when the
> license is invalid. My 5 cents.

in response to 

> 2009/11/9 Christopher Hajzler <chajzler@gmail.com>:
> > well, the potential for a glitch to occur might be cause for concern.
> > It also makes me wonder if it wouldn't have been better to just design
> > STATA to just not work altogether when unauthorized licenses or
> > activation keys are used.

One reason for StataCorp's decision might be, that it is easier for
crackers to find a "correct" activation code if they get immidiate
feedback from Stata. Testing whether Stata runs normally is much more
time consuming.

Uli


-- 
kohler@wzb.eu
+49 (0)30 36991040


*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index