Hackers who try to use or copy software illegally may soon find a sticky web waiting to trap them.
Its not the World Wide Web. Instead, its a new approach under development at Purdue University designed to protect software. By placing a linked brigade of hundreds of tiny "guards" at different points within software code, computer scientists have made it far more difficult for hackers to use software without permission from the vendor.
"Merely cracking a single password wont do it anymore," said Mikhail (Mike) Atallah, professor of computer science at Purdue. "We are distributing security measures throughout the software. It is no longer enough to hack past one point; the guards will notice what youve done and prevent you from using the program."
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