Hackers work around Vista's activation feature

Monday, 11 December 2006, 3:13 PM EST

Hackers are distributing a file that they say lets users of the corporate version of Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system get around the software's antipiracy mechanisms.

Windows Vista must be "activated" before it will work on a particular machine. To simplify the task of activating many copies of Vista, Microsoft offers corporate users special tools, among them Key Management Service, which allows a company to run a Microsoft-supplied authorization server on its own network and activate Vista without contacting Microsoft for each copy.

At Computerworld.

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