LUCKY PATCHERS ARE NOT YOUR FUTURE.
LUCKILY PATCHES ARE MORE LIKE A POTENTIAL INVASION.
PATCHERS WANTED TO HELP YOU: “I was working with a client who wanted to protect his laptop, and one of the guys he worked with was a programmer, and he was trying to do something that would be really difficult to do, but he wanted to be able to do it,” says Dan Siegel, vice president of marketing and product management at Lucky Patchers.
“The guy wanted to use a random number generator to protect it, and the code was a little bit scary, so the guy came up with this idea to create a lucky patch, and so he wrote this code that he could then use to encrypt the laptop.”
Siegel says that when the lucky patch was created, it was almost immediately discovered by hackers, and in some cases even cracked by the FBI.
Lucky Patcher is a free app that lets you create random patches to protect your data, but you’ll need to create them by hand, which is time-consuming and takes a lot of time.
Siegel says Lucky Patches are more like a potential attack vector.
“If someone knows a password for the device, they could potentially take it and put it in a computer somewhere,” Siegel said.
“We don’t have that luxury, because we have to use the device itself to protect against the random number that’s generated, and it’s a bit more time consuming.”
But there are still many applications that use the random code generator, and some are even being used by governments.
The US Secret Service has been using a version of Lucky Paters code to help agents crack encrypted laptops, for example, and there are some versions of the program that are being used in military applications like the Air Force’s Tactical Logging System.
Lucky Patchers creator Dan Siegels code, which he says is “very secure,” has also been used to protect computers that were hacked and stolen, including the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and many older computers like the Commodore 64 and Amiga.
Lucky Patch will be updated to protect older devices, and Siegel expects the app to be updated with newer security features.
Siegel said that in the long run, Lucky Patters will become a huge boon to businesses that want to protect their data, and that people are already using Lucky Patched apps to encrypt devices.
“People are really using it because it’s incredibly useful,” he said.
“People have been using it for years and years, and now it’s starting to get really popular.
And people are getting really creative with it.”
It’s the ultimate in the security world.
We’ve been really fortunate that a lot more people have been interested in this.
“Siegels company is still looking for developers for the app, but the company has already secured funding from an angel investor, according to Siegel.
LuckyPatch has already been downloaded more than 1 million times.