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NeoBinary Plugin released

Postby David de Argentina » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:35 am

Hi all,

If you need protect some kind of stuff, like video files, PDF's, etc, in order that this files can not be opened outside your publications, this plugin could be useful for you.

the plugin could be downloaded at:
http://specialapps.software-zone.com/fi ... Binary.zip

Plugin has 2 functions:

ae_binary_read

Usage:
ae_binary_read "Licence_Key|[file]|[start_pos]|[number_of_chars]|chars"

where:
Licence_Key: is the activation key I provide you.
[file]: is the fullpath filename
[start_pos]: is the byte number to begin read
[number_of_chars]: is the number of chars you want read
chars: is the NeoBook variable that stores the result. don't put brackets []

Returns:
[ae_binary_read_status]: Ok or Error and the explanation
[chars]: the NeoBook variable with the result.

Observations:
[chars] returns the ASCII value of each character. The delimiter is the comma.
note you could receive non-printable characters like "[#0]"
[chars] has this aspect: "65,66,67,68"
and means [#65],[#66],[#67],[#68] = "ABCD"

ejemple:
ae_binary_read "Licence_Key|[file]|1|10|chars"

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ae_binary_write

*** THIS FUNCTION IS POTENCIALLY DANGEROUS. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK ***

Usage:
ae_binary_write "Licence_Key|[file]|[start_pos]|[chars]"

where:
Licence_Key: is the activation key I provide you.
[file]: is the fullpath filename
[start_pos]: is the byte number to begin write
[chars]: the charts you want to write.

Observations:
[chars] must have the ASCII value of each character, separate by comma.
if you want write "AAAA" value, you must complete the [chars] variable with SetVar "[chars]" "65,65,65,65"
Because [#65] is "A". The same for any character.

Returns:
[ae_binary_write_status]: Ok or Error and the explanation

Example:
ae_binary_write "Licence_Key|[file]|1|[chars]"


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How to use this functions ?


1) Make a copy of the file to use ( in this sample, video.avi y Copy of Video.avi)
2) Open and run the binary.PUB you had received with the plugin.
3) Select the file Copy of Video.avi
4) Fill the InputBox with 0,0,0,0,0,0
5) click the button write. Function proceed to write from the first byte.
6) If you try reproduce the Copy of Video.avi, you must receive an error message, because the file is corrupt.
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7) Select the file video.avi
8 ) click the button read, the inputbox will fill itself with some like this:
82, 73, 70, 70, 30, 136, 55, 0, 65, 86, 73
9) Select the file Copy of video.avi
10) click the button write, in order to restore the original bytes.
11) If you try reproduce the Copy of video.avi, this file should work correclty.

This process is so fast, because it doesn't need work with the whole file, it works with the selected bytes.

Plugin is Shareware ($30.-)

Enjoy it !
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Postby David de Argentina » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:13 pm

This sample PUB ilustrates you how to use this plugin with corrupted images:

http://specialapps.software-zone.com/fi ... Binary.zip

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Re: NeoBinary Plugin released

Postby dpayer » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:24 am

David de Argentina wrote:Hi all,

If you need protect some kind of stuff, like video files, PDF's, etc, in order that this files can not be opened outside your publications, this plugin could be useful for you.
Enjoy it !
David de Argentina


David,

I am not sure I understand the purpose of this plugin.

You can protect things by inserting code into files? Are you encrypting the files or simply making them inoperable?

Could you give examples of what the resultant files would act like?

Thanks

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Postby David de Argentina » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:11 am

Hi DavidP

Plugin writes data into files; you could corrupt files, making them inoperable... and then rewrite the original bytes to make them operable again...

The second sample with a ZsaZsa photo does this job.

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Postby haditavakkoli » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:40 am

thanks alot
but i have some problem
if the prorame are shutdown unnormaly the opened file are undecrypted
and user can use the file whthout my programes !!!!!
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Postby David de Argentina » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:17 am

Sure,

a) FileCopy the crypted PDF as [tempdir]A23FC90B.TMP (or another horrible named file...)
b) decrypt the [tempdir] horrible named file...
c) PDFOpen the horrible file...

Anything else ? :lol:

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Postby SWShannon » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:34 am

This is a good function that should have been made available inside neobook as its competitor has in the past. Would make for some good applications to decrypt/encrypt your resource files.

However, when I look at other plugin developers who charge a fraction of what you charge, for full featured plugins, like the toolbar maker and others, and you charging $30 for 1 function that is a quite steep and unreasonable. Paying $30 for a full fledged plugin with multi functions, good, but for this, it is unreasonable.
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Postby David de Argentina » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:25 am

Hi Rimmer66,

Thanks a lot for your comments !

What is the price and the value you think reasonable for security purposes ?

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Postby SWShannon » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:17 pm

David de Argentina wrote:Hi Rimmer66,

Thanks a lot for your comments !

What is the price and the value you think reasonable for security purposes ?

Greetings from Buenos Aires,
David de Argentina


Look at all your fellow colleagues who sell plugins and software, $25-$30 can buy you some full fledged shareware with tons of features, including whole sets of pluygins.

I purchased a full fledged game making software for $25, it is to games what neobook is to apps. $30 for 2 functions that should have been included in neobook is a major rip-off. I would never pay $30 for that. Like someone said you can sell them at $100 or whatever you wish, it's free enterprise, but the amount is very unreasonable.

If I were planning to use this for commercial purposes, then yes the price would be justified, but in many cases people use neobook for non profit.

This is a function that should be PART of neobook and should not have to pay for it.
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Postby David de Argentina » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:07 pm

As Confucius said: "you have a couple of options..."

a) Use your very apreciated MM Builder..
b) Wait until NeoSoftware includes this functions...
c) Do your own functions (SDK is very impressive..)
d) Never paid $30.- for security services... (half hour of system consulting fees...)

Free wild... you decide..

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Postby Wrangler » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:32 am

Why would you need to secure something for personal use?
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Postby rcohen » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:51 am

Wrangler wrote:Why would you need to secure something for personal use?


Exactly ;-}

Another script kiddie looking for something to build patch makers with ;-0 Why else would he complain about $30 for a niche component ?

Where do these people come from ?

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Postby Wrangler » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:58 am

Yeah. Kind of like a bank robber who thinks $30 is too much to pay for a gun. :o
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Postby rcohen » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:27 pm

It seems that some people don't understand the fact that NeoBook is open ended for a reason. NO software can be everything to everyone, but when you have the option of building (or having built) your own options, then it moves the product into the professional world. This is why the majority of NB users usually wind up selling product(s).... some without even soliciting for it ;-0

But rimmer, don't come charging into OUR playground trying to tell US how NeoBook is supposed to be. Either enjoy it for what it gives you, or find another playground.

With that said, this forum is filled with MAGNITUDES of very nice AND TALENTED people. If you use the forum as such and leave the presumptions at the gate, you'll gain a LOT. For your information, I too started with MMB and took off with my tail between my legs when I realized the bunch of AMATEURS that was serving that market. I myself even teamed up with a plugin maker or two to try to market some that I personally needed for MMB (just like I've done with some here in the NB forum)... so I got a look at both sides of the fence. My very first product was a MMB creation. That's when I discovered NeoBook.

Let me tell you.... it's night and day. It's ONE thing to have a product that can do cool things, but totally another when you discover the level of professionalism of those who RUN those platforms. NB's support, creativity and willingness to help his user-base ALONE is worth the purchase price of NeoBook. A good part of my business DEPENDS on that.

So please bear in mind the level of people you are dealing with on this forum before you pull comments out of your ..... uh.....HAT ! I can see it now, personally asking Oscar for a feature you need and him including it in the next release of the software. In fact, keep in mind that the REASON you are here in the first place, is that the system you WERE using is FROM the lesser of the professional suppliers, or you wouldn't be here harassing us! So you KNOW FIRST HAND how important the COMPANY is.... regardless of the feature set in the software you happen to be using.

And for the record, MOST of of us consider $30 for a well done plug-in CHEAP. If you don't... go code your own. It's just not cool to come in our forum and blast both, the maker of the software AND someone who is at least showing interest in creating PRO GOODS for us, all in the same breath.... and NOT expect someone to set you straight.

With that said, welcome to NeoBook. I hope you enjoy the software as much as all of US have... some for as long as ten years.... I do a lot with my PC, but NeoBook is where I have the most fun. Haven't yet dreamed of ONE project I couldn't do with it.... although yes, some of them have required plug ins... But everything on our platform is so intuitive and I know I can get help (between this forum and the company tech team) any time I need it.

If you need specific assistance on accomplishing something with NB, this forum will help you, as long as you are respectful to those you expect this help FROM.

For the record, there are at least three encryption / decryption methods for NeoBook, and at least two of them freeware.

And just for my own curiosity.... a POLL if you will. Will our regular users please post if they MISS not having binary read/writes ? IF you answer YES, I'd surely like to know what for.... just out of curiosity. I'm not at the top end of our coder talent list by any means, but I never EVER bumped into that where I thought to myself... man it would be good to write binary. I must be missing something fun ;-)

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Postby David de Argentina » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:50 pm

Hi Robert,

Confucius said almost the same... with a few words... :lol:

Perhaps Confucius didn't speak english... :lol:

I think there is pretty bad turn dirty this posts ...

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