dispels rumours about usb.device
For long years, our company has been making efforts
to make users of our hardware proud that they receive
the best software support. This support is also the
most dynamically expanded in the Amiga market.
Some persons/companies do not like this situation, as
they would like to compete with Elbox. They know they
cannot, though: they have no knowledge or employees
to work with or determination to provide on-going support
for their products. However, we continue receiving signals
from various sources on attempts at disassembling and
hacking our drivers for the purpose of stealing the
results of our efforts and work.
In recent days the Amiga community
witnessed rumours related to our latest product: the
Spider USB 2.0 card. In order to clarify this we feel
obliged to respond officially to them.
Rumour: Using the Elbox usb.device with an
USB PCI card other than Spider USB 2.0 High-Speed may
lead to trashing the disk RDB.
If anyone is trying to run the Elbox usb.device with
any USB PCI card other than Spider USB 2.0 (for which
this driver is dedicated), the only result is that
the driver does not work with this card and a requester
window appears on the screen: 'No Spider USB 2.0 card
Whoever has a Mediator may modify Spider drivers
so that they support USB PCI cards from other parties.
The Elbox usb.device is software protected by international
copyright law. Only owners of the Spider card are
licensed to use these drivers (the drivers are bundled
with the cards). The only legal way to acquire the
usb.device drivers is to buy the original Spider package.
The software is always licensed for a specific person
and only that person. The licence for using the driver
does not give any right to modify the code (which
is property of Elbox).
The usb.device driver has some procedures, which may
damage hdd RDB if any external program accidentally
damages the driver code.
hope that what we have stated here explains away all the
doubts for good. As always, we stand with full guarantee
for our software and our registered users have no reasons
to worry. We develop and distribute software, which is
reliable, efficient and innovative.
Elbox pays much attention to protect its drivers against
any improper operation in case of accidental damage
to their code by any external events. To ensure this,
Elbox drivers are encrypted. When run, they automatically
decrypt themselves and verify internal checksums to
guarantee the maximum security of operation. This
is the best way to prevent program crash if, due to
any reason, the code is damaged when read from the
even such protection measures cannot protect the program
against a hacking attack, that is against a program,
which purposefully modifies the code to make some
part of it operate in a way different from the original
intention. No software available for Amiga computers,
including Amiga operating systems, can be 100% protected
against such hacking attacks.
ELBOX COMPUTER, Press Department
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