Beware of Software Cracks

Tech World

June 28, 2020, 4:03 p.m.

Purchasing software cracks may be way cheaper than that of the original software programs, but they are illegal and come with a ton of complications. In the long run, these complications end up costing a lot more to resolve and get the computer operating normally again. Software cracks compromise the user’s data security and computer system.

Hackers who crack software programs usually embed malware such as Trojan and spyware within them for their own malicious intent. It breaks down the computer’s defenses and makes it vulnerable to attacks. With this, it is very easy to steal confidential information such as trade secrets, personal records and the user’s identity. It is also capable of deleting important files and corrupting the hard disk.

Perhaps the most dangerous aspect of malware is its spying abilities. The camera of the computer can be controlled externally to spy on the activities of the user with the purpose of collecting information.

Cracks are the unlicensed versions of the original software program, hence they cannot be updated when new update features are released. The only way to update pirated software is by installing another crack version of the original program. Doing this repeatedly, exposes the computer further and leaves data at risk.

Last but not least, software cracks may crash and damage the computer system. In other cases, it reduces its efficiency and slows it down.

It is always better to be safe than sorry. The best way to protect one’s self and personal information is by using the best genuine software programs from trusted sites. Opting for cracks may rather result in permanently damaging consequences

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Dorcas is an upcoming journalist. She loves the creative arts and loves to write about startups, digital arts and issues in the tech sector.