Monday, August 3, 2009

Chinese Hackers Crack Windows 7 Activation Codes

The pirated version even tricks the computer and Microsoft's servers into believing it is a genuine copy, allowing it to avoid Microsoft's validation safeguards. The report said that the copied software was hacked via a disc stolen from Chinese computer maker Lenovo, but that the pirated version would work just as well on Dell and HP computers too. 

Chinese hackers have cracked the activation codes for Windows 7, less than a month after Microsoft Relevant Products/Services released the first copies of the new operating system to computer makers, technology news site CNET reported Thursday.

The crack will allow fully functional, copied versions of the Ultimate Version of Windows 7 to be distributed over file-sharing sites even before the operating system is released to the public in October. 
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