A breathless article popped up on MENAFN today announcing the release of a nifty Windows app called Any Ebook Converter, which will strip DRM from any encrypted ebook and also convert the file to another ebook format of your choice.
Don’t install this app
To start with, it’s impossible to know who’s behind this thing.
Who are these people?
- AECF Co., Ltd
- Juntu Software Co. Ltd
net/ lists the company name as AECF Co., Ltd. Interestingly, it also says they’re located in Australia (and even has a phone number!): Lvl 19/ 309 Kent St, Sydney NSW, 2000 (02) 8239 8773
- When installing the software, it says that it is published by Juntu Software Co. Ltd
- When installed, it’s installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\eBookGo\Any eBook Converter\ where eBookGo is generally the name of the company that published the software.
converter.com/support.html has the support email firstname.lastname@example.org
converter.com/support.html: su email@example.com
The app includes libraries whose documentation is only available in Chinese.
Basically it’s just Calibre anyway
The app simply consists of the well-known Calibre app, bundled with several programs that strip DRM. If you really need to go down that path, just install Calibre and its friends and you’ll reduce the associated risk.