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Old 11-21-2007, 06:45 PM
davmcg davmcg is offline
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Default PAHUD wanting to connect to the internet


I contacted the makers and remarked that I thought that PAHUD constantly connecting to the internet was unnecessary and represented a security risk. They replied:

"I am sorry you are uncomfortable with that; however, there is no security risk involved. We have thousands of customers who have never had any problems with this."

Is this correct? Am I the only one who feels that software should only connect to the net when it is necessary for its functionality?
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:49 PM
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Default Re: PAHUD wanting to connect to the internet

It's necessary for updates I believe?
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:56 PM
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It's necessary for updates I believe?

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Even if you disable updates it still tries to phone home.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: PAHUD wanting to connect to the internet

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It's necessary for updates I believe?

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it's necessary for warez hunting (aka the developer want to know where and how his babies are running - e.g. wheterh you don't use one license on 10 computers etc. etc.)

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Am I the only one who feels that software should only connect to the net when it is necessary for its functionality?

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no.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:44 PM
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Is this correct? Am I the only one who feels that software should only connect to the net when it is necessary for its functionality?

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No. It's why I won't buy PT/PAHUD. I am hoping "Holdem Manager" doesn't do this so I can buy it when it is ready.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:04 PM
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Default Re: PAHUD wanting to connect to the internet

I think you can just tell your firewall to not allow it access to the internet.

If windows firewall won't do this, get black ice.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:26 PM
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I think you can just tell your firewall to not allow it access to the internet.

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then the Pahud won't work.

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It's why I won't buy PT/PAHUD. I am hoping "Holdem Manager" doesn't do this so I can buy it when it is ready.

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QFT. Hope that rvg72 reads this post.


BTW. there's a solution, but it's illegal...
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:50 PM
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I contacted the makers and remarked that I thought that PAHUD constantly connecting to the internet was unnecessary and represented a security risk.

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Why do you think it represents a security risk?
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:10 PM
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because there's someone who can interact with your computer (related to poker: there's someone who can see your cards).

Basically I shut down everything "suspicious" while playing.
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:14 PM
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because there's someone who can interact with your computer (related to poker: there's someone who can see your cards).

Basically I shut down everything "suspicious" while playing.

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But allowing PAHUD to connect to the internet and verify itself ensures that is legitimate and not a hacked/pirated/etc. version.
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