I have a server program running on linux OS. I will need to give a PC with this program installed to someone to use for a while but I need to prevent the program from being copied illegally. I know it's impossible to absolutely prevent hacking. Wonder what I can do to minimize the odds.
Here are the tips I got by searching the web:
- lock the chassis of the PC with a padlock
- use password to protect the BIOS.
- use password to protect the grub
Note that encrypting home directory and putting the (server) program in the home directory is not an option since user of the PC may need to power on the PC to be able to access the service that the program provides.