International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security
Software Piracy is the most alarming issue in the day-to-day life. This refers to several practices which involve the unauthorized copying of commercial computer software. It is all, but difficult to stop, although software industries are launching more and more lawsuits against major infractors. In 2010, economists indicated that software piracy cost the industry $51.4 billion. When technology such as biometrics is used, this can be reduced to maximum extent. The authors propose a Bio-Crypto system which uses PDPA, which not only generates an activation key from the fingerprint but also identifies the user, for the legitimate use of the software.