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Old 04-30-2006, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default microsoft is messing with the genuine advantage checker thing

it seems that microsoft changed the "genuine advantage check" so if you dont have a legal version of windows, it tattooes a thing onto your desktop.

http://www.shoutwire.com/viewstory/1..._Isn_t_Genuine
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: microsoft is messing with the genuine advantage checker thing

sorry about the double post. i got that "message execution error exceded 20 seconds" error message.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: microsoft is messing with the genuine advantage checker thing

/me watches cracks come out.
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Old 04-30-2006, 10:08 AM   #4
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Default Re: microsoft is messing with the genuine advantage checker thing

LMFAO. oh my god, what are they going to do next?!?!? M$ has all the money in the world. I'll say it again and again, who gives a flying sheeit if they lose some money? it's gonna be pretty hard to crack down against pirating, theres new ways to do it all the time. i think they're getting out of hand with all of this
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Default Re: microsoft is messing with the genuine advantage checker thing

Thats just stupid, they're loaded, they dont need to be doing this.
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I hate microsoft their so dumb!
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Default Re: microsoft is messing with the genuine advantage checker thing

Well, this does not pertain to me at all because I have a legal version of XP.. so its okay.

As far as their recent improvements in preventing the spread of warez, they have made some great movements for programmers. Programmers will begin to use some of these ideas, I'm sure to ensure that their own software is not stolen or cracked.

And so, the war will continue with people cracking software and programmers trying to prevent it.. I'm sure one day though it'll come to a stalemate.

All the same, I don't usually support Microsoft, but I'll support them on this. I know several programmers personally who are trying to get into the field professionally (and with the skill they have, they probally will), and I'm sure they'd like to recieve the money they did for their work.

For instance, cracking software to programmers is like you going to work and then when its time for your paycheck, part of it is missing because someone decided to steal it. And, then when you want that money because you rightfully worked for it, there isn't much you can do unless you trace down the person who stole it.

I know a lot of people crack software, so I'm not trying to offend anyone here.. but I'm simply trying to put it into perspective.

Not to mention, with some companies (like game producers for instance), when their software is stolen and / or cracked, I'm sure their less likely to release a sequel and / or patch because their losing money for the work they initially completed.

Just an idea to think about...
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GO LINUX ppL!!!
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Default Re: microsoft is messing with the genuine advantage checker thing

Theres a way to stop it, and keygens at that same time. Example lets say we are talking about software called Pepsi, there are 3 CDs out. CD 1 has key A CD 2 has key B, CD 3 has Key C

Now a cracker has succesfully downloaded it, he has CD 3, so he puted in CD key A, it don't work because thats not the proper CD, now he goes for CD key B and such,

Now of course then he'd try C and get it, but guess what if you got a 25 key, or a 30 key or even a 40 key for piece of software and that software uses all the letters, symbols, and numbers on a QWERTY keyboard well even forceful bust is going to be unsuccesful, and attempignt o access the file in which the CD key code is stole will self-destruct the program. Therefor making it impossible to hack becuase you can't even get to the code to see how the CD key gen would work, and what parameters use.

If a software company wants to stop cracking, hire a cracker, if a bank wants to stop a hacker, guess who they hire? Your local comptuer tech down the hall... NO they hire a OTHER HACKER! Personnally to me preventing crack software is easy, make any attempt crack it make the program self destruct. Example you get 3 tries to enter the CD key in, and ALL CD KEYS will be in captail letters and symbols and all so the user can clearly see how to type it in. ANd issue a warning on the case stateing

"Any attemps to crack this software will result in self-destruction" i'm telling you it'd be a real bitach to crack a piece of software that everytime you attempt you have to resinstall.
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you cant stop me...jk
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