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World premiere crackme?

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World premiere crackme?

Post by niaren »

Here is another crackme and it may be the first of its kind. It is a crackme written in Matlab :stunned:
Putting "matlab crackme" into google did not give any useful results.

I'm not an experienced reverser so I should be careful but I think this is a very hard crackme. I have absolutely no idea (even though I have the source code!) how to patch this. I consider keygenning impossible :)

In order for the crackme to run it needs what is called the "Matlab Compiler Runtime" and here comes the bomb, that runtime installer is ~400MB :(
In the zip file there is a readme.txt file. In that file it says which Matlab version was used to build the crackme and there is also a link to where the Matlab runtime installer can be downloaded. The direct link seems to be http://www.mathworks.se/supportfiles/MC ... taller.exe

Good luck to anyone who gives this crackme a try :D

Sorry! Here it is
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Post by ZaiRoN »

Where's the crackme!?!
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