Adobe Tests Popup Messages to Alert Software PiratesAdded: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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Adobe launched validation tests to warn users running pirated copies of their software. People using "non-genuine" software receive a pop-up message notifying them of the potential consequences. So far, Adobe is focused on Acrobat X users based in the US.
Unsurprisingly, Adobe products traditionally remain among the most pirated software products. Hacked versions of Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator and Photoshop are installed on millions of PCs despite any anti-piracy measures. The company is taking steps to educate computer users about the dangers of “pirated” products and now actively warning users by bundling its products with a Software Integrity Service. The latter can scan for and detect pirated pieces of software, checking for software tampering and invalid licenses. This service is designed to inform and protect users from counterfeit software.
Notifications come in the form of a pop-up and so far apply only to Acrobat X users in the US, showing up when a pirate copy of the software is detected. The alert can be clicked away, but may reappear after a short while. At the same time, Adobe promised that users would not get in trouble for it, as the service is meant to point users toward legal alternatives.
Adobe has been working on this notification service for a while, taking its time to make sure it is delivered to users in an easy to understand and actionable way. A pilot was run in 2015, and now the service appears to be rolling out more widely. In the meantime, there hasn’t been much backlash about the warnings, aside from a few recent complaints about the pop-up. Perhaps, this is because the program is still gearing up, and not operating at full swing just yet.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
|Pirated material has been detected on your computer.|
storm troopers have been dispatched to your location.
Have a nice day.
wonder if they will knock?
|posted by (2016-05-25 14:10:05)|
|"The dangers of pirated products"?? How about the dangers of not reading the mile long terms & conditions or privacy policies! People can watch little girls in showers if their smart phones are face up, no danger in that though, right? Even legit software is spyware these days. Gee, I wonder why they are giving out windows 10 for free, etc.||
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