Msg#: 3269850 posted 9:49 am on Mar 3, 2007 (gmt 0)
A Web site posted a tool yesterday that can apparently crack Windows Vista's activation process by applying brute force -- and lots of time -- to come up with valid product keys, circumventing one of Microsoft's most important antipiracy methods.
Msg#: 3269850 posted 10:42 am on Mar 3, 2007 (gmt 0)
I have heard that Microsoft told Vista was hack proof.
Do you have a reference for that? That would be quite a claim.
It will be interesting to see how MS reacts to this. It is quite early in the product cycle for something like this to be happening. My guess is that they'll simply have to limit the number of times an incorrect key can be tried. That would be difficult to add to existing copies though.
Msg#: 3269850 posted 12:38 pm on Mar 3, 2007 (gmt 0)
Great tool. And when the computer has finally genereated a valid key you can send your grand grand grand grand (...grand) child down to the local software retailer to fetch the new Windows 40000 for you.