I am working with two very old programs that needs a dongle to work (one needs it to start up and the other needs it to perform a crucial operation). The company is the rightful owner so cracking the dongle is not illegal (I researched it). I got some good information at http://www.woodmann.com/crackz/Dongles.htm
but I am not extremely familiar with this topic. Can someone help and give me a list of things to do and/or check for and maybe just a general overview of this process. I believe the dongles that these programs use are very simple and will be easily worked.
The reason I am doing this is because one of the companies went out of business and we need to make sure that we are not left out in the cold if something happens to the dongle.