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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Work Around for WGA available even on Windows Vista SP1

If you ever thought that the recent release of Vista SP1 would deter people from find a work around for the WGA [Windows Genuine Advantage Validation ] - then you must be utterly wrong. The fact that Microsoft has tightened its antipiracy mechanism built into Windows Vista concomitantly with the release of Service Pack 1 failed to stop seasoned technologists from providing a cool work around for the latest version of Windows Genuine Advantage Validation. There are various reports that clearly point out that Genuine Advantage Validation and Notifications versions (1.7.0069.1) and released in March 2008, following the March 18 availability of Windows Vista SP1 through Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center, have already been compromised.

Well, it seems that the workaround is designed to be integrated with pirated copies of Windows XP and Windows Vista in order to render useless the WGA Validation mechanism. According to the reports, applying the WGA work around will permit users of counterfeit versions of Windows to access and download items from Windows Update, Microsoft Download Center and Microsoft Update[but on applying the update - I am sure Microsoft will take control]. The pirated operating systems with the cracked WGA will pass all validations on Microsoft's websites and offer anything from updates to applications that are restricted to users of genuine operating systems only.

Here's the link to the Full Article.