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Dongle safe

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Based on a Labs project | October 2011 | Find it here
Dongle safe
A dongle is a small plug-in device which must be attached to your computer's printer port to be able to run a certain program. Over the years, the dongle has been recognized as one of the most efficient ways of protecting software against illegal copying. Not surprisingly, a (personalized) dongle is supplied with many high-end CAD and DTP programs. These programs look constantly for the dongle, and often will not run at all if it is not fitted. Dongles are generally considered precious objects, but, unfortunately, not only by their rightful owners...
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