All Posts by Dan H.

About the Author

Dan is a software engineer at SoftwareKey with extensive experience in licensing technology and additional experience in video and audio development.

Jul 17

Protection PLUS July 2017 releases

By Dan H. | Releases

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.17.2.0With this new version of Protection PLUS 5 SDK, Visual Studio 2017 compatibility has been verified, and the new IDE is fully supported (including new sample projects). We also added new samples using WPF and the MVVM model, which simplifies integration of our licensing into your own MVVM application. Another […]

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Jan 23

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.17.1.0 released

By Dan H. | Releases

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.17.1.0 has been released! Our PLUSNative library uses a well-supported open source encryption component called OpenSSL.   We had previously updated to OpenSSL version 1.1 to address some issues seen under specific situations; however, it also caused some issues when PLUSNative was used in a static library.   The OpenSSL community knows […]

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Dec 20

How to license .NET components and controls using Microsoft’s LicenseProvider Class

By Dan H. | General Licensing Tips

Microsoft allows software developers to create tools which extend and add functionality to Visual Studio, making software developers more productive. If you are a .NET component or control developer, it is important to protect your intellectual property with a method to verify that a developer is authorized to use your product. With an ordinary application, […]

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Dec 15

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.16.4.0 released!

By Dan H. | Releases

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.16.4.0 has been released! For Protection PLUS 5 SDK Native Edition (Windows) we have upgraded to OpenSSL 1.1.0. This is the latest branch that will be backed by the OpenSSL team for years to come. This release of Protection PLUS 5 SDK NET Edition introduces a new sample demonstrating Microsoft’s LicenseProvider for […]

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Oct 04

Protection PLUS September 2016 releases

By Dan H. | Releases

New versions are now available for both Protection PLUS 5 SDK and Instant Protection PLUS 3! Customers with active software maintenance can log into the Customer License Portal to download the latest versions. Protection PLUS 5 version 5.16.3.0 released! This release introduces many updates to our samples, such as proxy support to our PLUSNative samples. […]

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Sep 29

How steganography improves security

By Dan H. | General Licensing Tips

What is Steganography? Steganography is the science of concealing information in plain sight. The word steganography is the combination of the Greek words steganos, which means “covered, concealed, or protected,” and graphein which means “writing.” A simple example of steganography is a secret message written with invisible ink on paper. Throughout history, citrus fruit was […]

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