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Friday, July 29, 2005

Microsoft's Windows key validation survives less than 24 hours

This week, Microsoft began requiring visitors to the Windows Update web site to complete a short validation process before allowing them access to updates for the latest Windows versions. While you can still obtain "critical" updates by enabling the Automatic Updates control panel, "optional" and driver updates now require the validation.

I hope Microsoft didn't spend a lot of money developing this validation process, because it lasted less than 24 hours before being hacked by a string of 48 characters.

AV sez, "This week, Microsoft started requiring users to verifiy their serial number before using Windows Update. This effort to force users to either buy XP or tell them where you got the illegal copy is called 'Genuine Advantage.' It was cracked within 24 hours."

Microsoft "Genuine Advantage" cracked in 24h: window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all'


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