Vista product activation hacked already

Friday, 2 March 2007, 11:04 AM EST

ďOh bugger.Ē That, friends and lovable-enemies, is what Iím imagining the security team at Microsoft are muttering, thanks to the news that Vistaís beefed-up product activation has been circumnavigated with a brute-force keygen hack. Itís not one for the impatient, however; it checks around 10,000 possible keys every 30 minutes, depending on system speed, and can take days to find a working combination.

At SlashGear.

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