Department of Design and Production of Radio Electronic Equipment

National Technical University of Ukraine
"Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"

Methods of software protection from unauthorized use

Author: Maksymec Denys

Group: РІ-61м

Supervisor: Dyuzhayev Leonid

ELK: Master

Speciality: 172 Telecommunications and Radio Engineering

Specialization: Intelligent Technologies of Microsystem Radioelectronic Equipment

Summary: Actuality of theme. In recent years, the problem of piracy and the issue of software protection (software) from unauthorized use is very much raised. This is due to the inadequate level of software protection due to hardware and software deficiencies at their separate use. Therefore, it is important to increase the level of security of software.
The purpose of the master's thesis is to increase the level of software protection for the development of a combination of the software licensing method and the hardware key (hardware method), which will avoid the disadvantages of software and hardware protection methods with their separate use.
Object of research: software protection against unauthorized use.
Subject of research: software realization of the developed method for protecting software from unauthorized use.
Scientific novelty of the obtained results is that in order to increase the level of protection of software, hardware and software methods of software protection were combined. The developed combined method provides an increased level of protection through the use of a hardware key to store license activation keys, and through the use of license management software.
The practical value of the results. The developed method of protection software is recommended for industrial scale software.

Keywords: electronic key, software, software, software security, licensing of software security

The work consists of:  80 pages of explanatory note and 3 appendix

Explanatory note: Full text