About a month ago, I released my first plugin which surprisingly took off quite quickly. Considering this was my first plugin, I honestly was not too concerned about security, but still put some basic anti piracy measures in place where the plugin checks in with a server etc. Sure enough though while searching the web for my plugin, I found a crack!
After downloading it and testing the crack, it worked but not in the way I expected it too. For example, the actual interface of the plugin had been slightly altered and the activate button definitely bypassed the API call to my server. Even the settings file where some important information is stored was now being compressed differently. Obviously without knowing the workings of my plugin you won’t be able to say exactly how they did it, but I’m more looking for information about how someone was able to alter my plugin.
I understand you can sometimes un-compile code, or even use hex editors, but I’m really not familiar with any of it. Any insight appreciated! Thanks.