Hardware VS Software file protection methods Video Guard

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Don't worry about your educational product being copied

Many manufacturers of educational products have failed in the sales stage due to the lack of use of secure locking software due to the copying of their educational products. For this reason, many authors and companies producing educational products are concerned about how to establish the security of the educational product to prevent illegal copying. In this article, we intend to help you with convey the experiences of programmers in this field to prevent copying of your educational product.

All kinds of possible methods to lock and protect educational products

Locking educational products is done in two common ways:
1- Hardware locking
2- software locking
In the following, we will introduce you to the architecture of these two types of protect methods by providing more explanations, and state their advantages and disadvantages.

Explanation of hardware locking methods

Any type of lock that a specific hardware prevents from copying the video, text or audio content of the educational product is called a hardware lock. This hardware can be a CD with a bad sector or a validating flash disk (dongle lock).
At the most basic stage, it should be noted that no piece of hardware will work without a software part. As a result, any hardware lock cannot secure your content in any way if its software security part is weak.
So don't be fooled by the deceptive appearance of hardware lock flash drives. A piece of code or software interface is always responsible for controlling the integrity of the hardware lock connection. So if that software part is hacked, the hardware part will not do anything for you.
The same is true for bad sectored CDs. There is always a multimedia or software inside the CD that broadcasts the data to the user. If it is hacked, there is no need to burn a CD with bad sectors and the data can be extracted directly.
Also, pay attention to the fact that in addition to the cost you incur for the hardware flash disk, you have to pay a separate cost for sending the educational content on a separate DVD or flash disk. These types of locks will not be able to be sent over the internet and probably You are also responsible for postage.
In the case of hardware-locked CDs, you are responsible for the cost of duplicating , packaging and postage. In addition, there is a possibility of CD damage during burning or sending. In addition, most new laptops do not have a CD-ROM drive.
In general, the broken or missing part of the hardware lock should also be considered. It should also be noted that the dongle lock flash disk can also be simulated and copied in some cases.

Explanation of software locking methods

The basis of the software lock is the encryption of educational data including audio, image and text. After encryption, the files will not be run with the usual programs installed on the system, and usually a special player can open the encrypted files. Now it is enough for the player software to impose restrictions on the performance.
Typically this is done through a unique identifier such as a serial number. A user who has a valid serial number can run the program only on his computer or mobile.
As you can see, the original files are encrypted and no one can run them with any program. So there will be no problem in sending files through the internet. This means that in order to send the educational product, you will not have to pay for duplicating CDs, flash disks or post.
In this type of locking, measures such as preventing screen recording, preventing execution in virtual machines, preventing the execution of hacking and cracking programs during playback, the floating of a person's serial number on the screen, etc. are considered.

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After years of experience in the field of software security, the Video Guard software lock has been provided for you to prevent the copying of your educational product in the shortest possible time and at the lowest cost.
In this article, we did not intend to destroy any person or company that claims to provide locking systems and we only shared our experiences with you.