Software Hacking, authored by two computer security experts, is the answer to the ongoing war against piracy that threatens individual users, corporates and government organizations. Protection of intellectual property rights is a key issue in today’s technology-oriented world. This book is for those who wish to fight ‘crackers’ – those who break encryption and copy protection schemes. It helps software developers to further strengthen their programs against being broken into by exposing them to various tools and techniques that ill-intentioned people use to tear even a highly protected program into bits. It provides insight into the off-the-shelf programs available in the market and assists them to select the best. While maintaining that it does not make practical sense to ‘hide’ such books from the lay reader, the authors nevertheless advise all their readers not to misuse the knowledge from the book.