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warez

/weirz/ A term used by software pirates use to describe a cracked game or application that is made available to the Internet, usually via FTP or telnet, often the pirate will make use of a site with lax security.

Software piracy is illegal and should be reported to the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST).
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warez

(soft "wares") Pirated software distributed over the Internet. A warez site may also provide hackers with viruses and Trojans as well as tips, techniques and scripts for gaining illegal entry into networks and systems. It may also offer ways to cheat at online games. In other words, a fun site. See crimeware, software piracy and script kiddie. See also wares.
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