June 9th, 2016, 06:10
Having been a programmer years ago, I ran into many pirates and hackers. They are usually superb programmers. The ones I knew could defeat copy protection or "wrappers" faster than you could install with a legitimate key or serial number. Major software companies (M$ excluded) gave up on trying many, many years ago. It simply wasn't worth the effort or expense developing something that would last mere minutes once "out there".