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Charles Haine
Locking up your dongle
on May 28, 2012 at 7:41:55 pm

How do you guys lock up your dongle?

I hadn't really thought about this, but after having a RED Rocket stolen last year, I'm much more conscious of these things.

The dongle is so small, how do you guys secure yours?

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Sascha Haber
Re: Locking up your dongle
on May 28, 2012 at 10:13:44 pm

I am more afraid they steal the Elements or the cold beer in the fridge..
Come one...1000 bucks before tax..
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Juan Salvo
Re: Locking up your dongle
on May 28, 2012 at 10:18:51 pm

I don't lock mine up. Just keep it plugin on the back of the tower, haven't had a problem.

I suppose if you wanted to keep it under lock and key you just run a USB cable to a hub within a lockbox.

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Margus Voll
Re: Locking up your dongle
on May 29, 2012 at 9:26:26 am

I bet you should see how to document or record people that can accsess your suite ?

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Robert Houllahan
Re: Locking up your dongle
on May 29, 2012 at 1:06:32 pm

I kind of assumed this was a question for someone who works as a DIT and has a Resolve machine on set. I would weld a lock box to the DIT cart with a USB hub in it.

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Mel Matsuoka
Re: Locking up your dongle
on May 29, 2012 at 10:50:31 pm

There's a number of dongle-security products out there, such as the "Dongle Lockbox". My inclination is to believe that these products will only deter casual, opportunistic dongle theft, and won't be much protection against someone who already knows that you have a dongle, and comes equipped with the minor tools necessary to liberate it from your machine.

I suppose a more secure way to do it would be to install an internal USB PCIe card in your machine (assuming you have a tower), and install the USB dongle internally.

I've always wondered how software vendors secured their dongles in environments such as a tradeshow like NAB. Seems like the only way to secure them would be to physically secure the entire computer itself.



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Peter Berg
Re: Locking up your dongle
on May 30, 2012 at 10:53:55 pm

Come on Charles.... the software is free. Dongle isn't worth that much anyways.


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Charles Haine
Re: Locking up your dongle
on May 31, 2012 at 1:55:28 am

Unless Lite started working with multiple GPUs and I didn't notice, I still need that software! And it won't work without the dongle.

Thanks for all the great suggestions, folks.

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Rick Turners
Re: Locking up your dongle
on Jun 1, 2012 at 5:58:44 am

The full DaVinci Resolve is now pirated and available on torrent website, working without a dongle.

If someone was willing to break into your office, hack the retinal scanner and dodge the laser anti theft system to steal a dongle, before downloading a pirated version, they'd be pretty insane.


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