Keeping honest people honest.


Deadlock is a copy protection/registration solution aimed at providing anti-hack detection and countermeasures to any program that uses time based demo functionality and per machine registration. It includes the functionality necessary to verify registration, return a unique identifier for the computer running the program, cryptographically complete registration and protect against attempts to use the program for longer than a time limit without registration. It requires Xcode, Mac OS X Tiger or above and an Intel based Mac. It it designed to work with products that produce universal binaries for Max OS X Tiger and above and has not been tested with 64-bit binaries.


  • Computer unique identifier creation regardless of OS version or configurable hardware such as ethernet ports.
  • One time cryptographic signature based registration.
  • Per launch, time limited demo use.
  • Xcode based build system integration.
  • Robust anti-hack mechanisms and countermeasures.
  • Relative obscurity.


Mechanisims from Deadlock have been employed in Language Aid since its 1.0 release for over two years. It has now been spun off into its own product so that other developers can take advantage of it. It is currently in beta and Aoren is looking for developers who are interested in using it with their own products to help test it and refine it into a final product. Interested parties should email [email protected] and let us know your product.

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