In my previous article, I explained about building an imaginary Super Calculator, how to implement enabling various features based on the License – Trial / Full Version and purchased add-on features. In this article, we are going to discuss – how to crack this application and what steps the software vendors might take to restrict – easy hacks.
Crackers and Hackers have fantasized me ever since I started gaining computer knowledge. The skills demonstrated by these guys have always driven me crazy. Having, unexpectedly, played around with couple of .NET DLL’s and successful cracked them, I want to share that knowledge by writing – basics of hacking / cracking the .NET DLLs. Being a beginner myself, the following tutorial should be considered by individuals who absolutely have no clue what’s cracking is?
In this tutorial, let’s build a simple application first and then try to crack it.