Don’t waste your money

An article in the most recent issue of 2600 pointed to the program WebLock Pro which claims that this $49.95 piece of software will make your Web site unstealable. If you use it, visitors will not be able to copy, edit, paste or even screenprint your documents. The point of the article was how you could throw some PHP against it and get around its protections.

Well, I went to their homepage and immediately, took screenshots, looked at the source code and used copy/paste to get their content. The funny part was that I didn’t follow the article’s instructions as theyt were honestly, over my head. I just used a browser other than Internet Explorer. Yes, it was that easy. Funny thing was that nowhere on the products site could I find this little flaw mentioned. So, I went into their “contact me” system and left a note mentioning this problem. Five minutes later I received the following response:

Your ticket concerning ‘Your homepage unlocked’ has been closed. Please take a moment to complete
a short survey that will help us to serve you better in the future.

That’s right folks. The product’s creater responded to my “concerns” by closing the ticket and completly ignoring me. Looks like I’ll be recommending his software to just about nobody that I ever meet.

P.S. Turns out that I’m not the only one who has issues with this software. I did a quick Google search and came up with this page which demonstrates another technical method around the software using JavaScript.

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