Don't worry SFD will be hacked or worked around in time.... if the incentives are big enough or the security poor enough..... both of which are strong possibilities
@Bruce: I don't like "the new world order" (it rankors)!!!Welcome to the new world order...
@RGH0: G'day cobber!! Fear not, I have no doubt that the hack community will/are turning their attention to cracking SFD protocols.
However, there is a sublime irony in the suggestion that VCDS users should rely on either these solutions, or on those businesses that are pimping TOKENs in contravention of their GEKO licenses.
That irony goes to the very heart of our value-set: in exactly the same way that ALL of us in this forum have made the purchasing decision not to prostitute our morals/principles/virtues/integrity (add whatever other word that suits) for the sake of saving a few dollars by supporting IP theft - so we face the same problem with these "unofficial" methods of dealing with SFD.
Yes, I've absolutely no doubt that each of us can create a set of justifications why SFD should be attacked in this fashion - but these arguments are just as delusional and self serving as the justifications for buying pirated cables (IMHO, of course).
Admittedly, this is just my personal philosophy - but it's not our good deeds that defines us; the truth is that each of us is only ever as honorable as our worse decision (and that includes purchasing decisions!!).
In any event, at a cost of $40 (USD?) every time I want to access a SFD module to make a change - I don't expect to be confronted with the moral dilemma too often
@Bruce: I don't like "the new world order" (it rankors)!!!
Yes the whole "right to repair" area is a morale minefield and you need to make your personal choice on where to draw the line.