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Using an Illegal Pirated Software will erase all your data

Aunty Spam's Net Patrol reports of a company which warns - Use an Illegal Copy of This and it Erases All of Your Data

The next time you are tempted to borrow someone’s copy of their favourite software, take note: software developers, sick of having their software pirated, are starting to boobytrap it.

That’s right. In an interesting twist, it is being reported that Anton Tomov, author of, among other things, Pocket Mechanic for the Windows Mobile platform, has rigged the latest update to Windows Pocket Mechanic to wipe the entire device on which it resides if upon execution it detects that the version is not legally registered ("Yawn..good morning…am I legal? Great Beard of Zeus! No! I’m not legally registered…delete delete delete!!")