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Smart, but Qualified? (m) (archive)

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Posted by Slick///M3 on April 28, 2000 at 04:24:22:

In Reply to: won't work like that..... posted by alex on April 27, 2000 at 18:35:19:

: it supposedly locks onto some code in the ecu to prevent multi-car downloads. but like all technology, we just need someone smart enough to modify the device so it can be used with other cars. sort of like what they do with chipping video game systems so they can play import games, etc. =)

: -alex

One thing to consider, is the real threat of software piracy. I imagine that it is possible for someone to reverse-engineer the JC shark injector, and with a few hacks to the code, add one's own "improvements". For this, many a naive owner would pay dearly, and in more ways than one!

I don't know anything about Jim C's warranty of suitability for a specific purpose, but I'd be willing to bet that his software would be a hell of a lot safer to use, than a hacked version. For ex, would you want to flash your car's eprom with software which had a rev limit of, say, 7800 rpm? How about no rev limit? What if you didn't even know the limit? What if there were no customer support for help, or no recourse for damages?

There certainly are people who have performed much more clever hacks on computer systems than what I hypothesize. That's why buying software from a recognized, reputable source is safer than taking chances on a hack.

DISCLAIMER: I don't own any Jim C products, and am not on his payroll.


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