It only took 24 hours for hackers to break through Microsoft’s attempt to prevent pirating copies of windows XP. I found this over on Boing Boing.
Microsoft “Genuine Advantage” cracked in 24h: window.g_sDisableWGACheck=’all’
AV sez, “This week, Microsoft started requiring users to verify 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.”
Before pressing ‘Custom’ or ‘Express’ buttons paste this text to the address bar and press enter:
It turns off the trigger for the key check.
Link (Thanks, AV!)
What will they think of next?
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