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Thread: Ross-Tech Cable HEX-V2 FAKE???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJRVR View Post
    No problem Uwe

    Trouble is he has put it straight back on:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VCDS-HEX-...gAAOSwylhbgCzZ
    It's always a game of whack-a-mole.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    It's always a game of whack-a-mole
    Shame that you have to do it with words though... and not a big stick



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    WOW!

    Just for shits and giggles, I searched for hex-v2 on ebay and I can't believe the results.
    $30 units from china, oh yeah, that's genuine for sure!
    And compatible with MB and BMW even! What a deal!
    I will send mine back and get me one of them ebay units...
    And then you get those "affordable" ones too: $321"gently used" or $882 for a hex-net, what a deal!
    Jeez, you see all kinds...
    2017 Q3 Quattro, 2012 Tiguan 4Motion

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    Would it make sense for the corporate fight against piracy to have a little public webservice/webpage established where everyone can submit an Auto-Scan or just the serial number from the About Dialog in order to determine whether its origin is a clone?
    Since the calculations and the blacklist comparison can only happen at RT server side...

    Besides I'd love to have the possibility to exclude clone users from my VCDS tools side projects as best as possible
    Last edited by hadez16; 09-03-2018 at 04:11 AM.

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    Yeah, maybe, but I'd probably make a script and try to reverse engineer the validation process. If I were a pirate, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadez16 View Post
    Would it make sense for the corporate fight against piracy to have a little public webservice/webpage established where everyone can submit an Auto-Scan or just the serial number from the About Dialog in order to determine whether its origin is a clone?
    Since the calculations and the blacklist comparison can only happen at RT server side...

    Besides I'd love to have the possibility to exclude clone users from my VCDS tools side projects as best as possible
    It's a double-edged sword, as the easier it is to work out that an interface is a clone, the easier it would be to spot the pattern in the criteria that Ross-Tech use to to distinguish them (no, I don't know what it is either), and therefore the easier it would become for the cloners to work around it.
    I'd imagine this is why cloned auto-scans are removed from the forums as well as the threads being consigned to the Hall of Shame.

    The easiest way to know an interface for sale is a clone is usually if the price is substantially lower than the authorised distributors in the same country.
    If something looks too good to be true, it usually is...
    Last edited by Mike@Gendan; 09-03-2018 at 10:10 AM. Reason: adding a clichť
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here...

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    I'm pretty sure that I know the rough principle about how to determine whether an Auto-Scan is made with a Clone or not, but I'll not state this here and if it was possible by myself, I would not ask

    I also like to ban clone users from using my VCDS tools as they also deal with Auto-Scans / VCDS itself...a nice thing could be using any public or even registration-needing webservice to double-check for authenticity

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    Even I can't be sure whether a scan is from a clone or not without making a query to a database, and I really don't think it's a good idea to expose the ability to make such queries to the public.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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