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Hi Ziv

Do you know how the software "scareware" is created? I do know it has something to do with programming.

I'm just curious and wanted to know for educational purposes only. Since I'm a Magician anything that's a secret interest me. There are no books written about the topic on Amazon. It's like a mystery that some how only a few people know about.

I've got some of my own Magic videos online at http://tagged.com/sterlbo if you want to see them.

Take Care

Sterling

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Hi Sterling,
Note that "scareware" is not the name of a specific software, it is a name of a tactic or a goal to develop software. So there is no secret here. It is just like any scare tactics - you can convince someone his watch is gone and he must pay you to get it back.
I'm afraid I can't provide much more info than Wikipedia.


See ya',
Ziv

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Ziv Ben-Eliahu

Expertise

I can answer XSLT (XSL) questions - XML transformation. I like XPath and XQuery concepts. I know some XML parsing techniques.

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2 years with XSLT (and related XPath)

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M.Sc. from Ben-Gurion University

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I.D.I Technology

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