Windows Genuine Advantage's newest setting: "you might be a pirate"

Wednesday, 28 February 2007, 4:00 AM EST

Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is an anti-piracy tool loathed by many, tolerated by some, and even appreciated by others. How you feel about it may depend in part on whether or not you've been caught in its snares: the "authentic software" validation tool is known to have falsely identified thousands of "pirated" Vista installs.

As Microsoft steps up its war against piracy, the company has decided to slightly nuance WGA. Rather than identify users as either in the clear or not, the company has added a third classification for users who set off some, but not all of WGA's undisclosed piracy-detection functionality.

At Ars Technica.

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