View Full Version : Hardware Keys (dongles)

05-21-2008, 11:37 AM
I understand that Flex dongles contain only a unique number and must be mapped to a certificate, where the host is this unique number.

What is to stop a 3rd party (company or individual) from ordering keys directly from Macrovision/Acresso and using them with certificates generated by my company?

05-21-2008, 05:29 PM
If you're shipping out the hardware dongles, you could presumably compute the hostids before sending out, and generate licenses only for known dongle hostids?

05-23-2008, 07:34 AM
OK, I think I confused the USB dongle ID, or hostid, which is encrypted into the digital signature of the certificate, with the SERVER line, which is not.

Thanks again,
- Paul