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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 5)
ISSN: 1540-7993
pp: 32-40
Ugo Piazzalunga , Eutronsec Infosecurity
Paolo Salvaneschi , University of Bergamo
Francesco Balducci , Turin Polytechnic
Pablo Jacomuzzi , Turin Polytechnic
Cristiano Moroncelli , Turin Polytechnic
Many people consider dongles to be among the strongest forms of copy protection, but how much security do they actually offer? The model presented here aims to monetize the security strength of dongle-protected software by forecasting the amount of time a hypothetical attacker would take to break it.
hacking, phreaking, hardware, software, security

P. Jacomuzzi, P. Salvaneschi, F. Balducci, U. Piazzalunga and C. Moroncelli, "Security Strength Measurement for Dongle-Protected Software," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 5, no. , pp. 32-40, 2007.
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