Cracking the program…

Hello again, missed me?

Most of us have always used cracked software, and I believe in the saying (software is like sex, it’s better when it’s free), but by cracking it you’re raping it 😀 ….

And guess what, cracking the software is really fun, in the past 6 months I’ve cracked into all the applications i needed to crack (about 4 or 5) and couldn’t find a ready-made crack for…

Cracking the software makes use of all your experiences, all your knowledge, and all your thinking power, I’d really recommend cracking applications as some sort of mind exercise… I’m no programmer, i only know how to understand the code when i see it, i’ve cracked into applications written in JAVA, C, C++, PHP and Perl all written to be used on *nix environments, i’ve never tried to crack the windows based applications, and i don’t think i’ll have to…

The whole point is about reverse engineering and to know where to hit, and what is the best yet easiest approach to do so, but the simpler the crack, the trickier it becomes, for example, you can decode an encrypted file and change the license validation line, or you can dive in the assembly code, and look for the conditions to nullify or inverse…

The later can involve changing only 1 bit of the executable, but to get to this 1 bit, WOW, it took me over 11 hours work…

As for now, i’ve just finished cracking one of the best cutting edge enterprise server software for linux, it took me about 11 hours, i’ve tried 5 different approaches until i was able to successfully hit the spot, at the end of day, i was able to disable the time check for license expiry….

I may never get the chance to use the software ever, but I’m glad i could do it, i do it just because i can, it was a challenge, I wasn’t able to decompile the application, and most probably it was written in C++, but what the heck; i played directly with the assembly code 😀

Attached is one of the best documents I’ve seen on the internet regarding reverse engineering…. Reverse Engineering for Linux

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In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Compassionate…

Hello everyone (aka. Hello World…),

Yesterday a friend of mine told me about his blog, also some time ago one of my best friends (mostafa hashem) told me about his blog, I just gave it a thought, why not?! I’m keeping an offline diary on my PC using ONE NOTE (which i no longer use)… Also I found out that the pieces of information i got, i got from other people’s blogs, so why not sharing experience? why not spreading the word?

I’ve a mind which is being very crowded sometimes with tons of ideas, and sometimes it’s just empty (NULL)…

A small word about me; my name is Sameh Mohammed Shaker Fayadh, but i like being called Sameh Shaker, I’m just one person like any other, everyone around me says that I’m special, but i think I’m not…

I’m from Egypt, and currently is located in Dubai (UAE)…

I have very high expectations, yet feasible, it just needs effort and lots of focus on the targets…

I want to leave Egypt for good, I want to be a very communicative person, I want to enhance my career path, I want to guarantee a decent and respectful living for my wife, my coming son/daughter, and myself, I want to start a unique project; truly unique, but so far I’m having strong difficulties with regulations in Egypt and Arab countries in general, I have tons of ideas, prototypes, proof of concepts and diagrams for what i want to do, however, non of them never seen the light…

Here, It’s 5:01AM now in Dubai… I have a lot to say and write, but the words seem to be jamming on my finger tips…

Anyway, i think this is good for this post for now…

Cheers…