Well, now there's another reason to be leary of software that uses dongles as reported on the Gearslutz forum by user Simon Morrison:
"Do NOT synchronize your iLok(s)!
iLok (PACE) performed a database update this weekend that *invalidated* a significant number of VALID permanent licenses.
This issue affects thousands of users.
If you install the latest iLok software, and/or synchronize your iLok(s), you risk losing permanent licenses - they will be converted to "Temporary".
Software with "Temporary" licenses will NOT AUTHORIZE, and CANNOT BE USED!
DO NOT INSTALL THE LATEST SOFTWARE.
DO NOT SYNCHRONIZE ANY OF YOUR iLOKS.
Licenses from the following companies are known to be affected:
• Abbey Road
• Avid (Pro Tools)
• Celemony (Melodyne)
• Slate Digital
iLok (PACE) is aware of this issue."