Hackers Rumored To Crack Windows 7 Ultimate Activation

CNET

Microsoft only just released final code for Windows 7 to manufacturers and the company is already facing a security risk.

The Windows Genuine Advantage antipiracy system in the Windows 7 Ultimate release to manufacturers (RTM) has reportedly been compromised by some Chinese hackers, according to a variety of Chinese forums, and first reported by Neowin.com.This means the user can fully activate the software offline without connecting to Microsoft’s activation server.
Link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10299051-83.html?tag=newsLatestHeadlinesArea.0

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Windows 7 Ultimate has been cracked. The pirate milestone, reached almost three months before Windows 7 is set to hit General Availability on October 22, 2009, was achieved via OEM instant offline activation that passes Windows Genuine Advantage validation and keeps the operating system permanently activated.
Link: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/07/windows-7-ultimate-activation-cracked-with-oem-master-key.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss?utm_source=microblogging&utm_medium=arstch&utm_term=Main%20Account&utm_campaign=microblogging

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Rotflmao.
Microsofts greatest OS :iagree:
/me wonders whether original chinese versions of Win7 will come with cracks on the mastered DVD’s :wink:

It wasn’t that tough. They used the same Lenovo bios… again. As in Windows Vista. :slight_smile: