Windows copy protection defeated

Monday, 1 August 2005, 1:45 PM EST

Hackers have found a way to circumvent a check in Windows that aimed to prevent users of pirated copies from accessing software updates.

By pasting a special JavaScript command in the address bar of the browser, users can disable the Windows Genuine Advantage 1.0 check that Microsoft took live last week.

By Tom Sanders at vnunet.

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