Microsoft to lock pirates out of Vista PCs.

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  1. anandk

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    Windows Vista will have new antipiracy technology that locks people out their PCs if the operating system isn't activated within 30 days after installation.

    The new technology is part of Microsoft's new "Software Protection Platform," which the company plans to announce on Wednesday. It will be part of future versions of all Microsoft products...

    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6122462.html?tag=nl.e550

    do u think it will succeed !?!? :)
     
  2. Ankur Gupta

    Ankur Gupta Wandering in time...

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    I dont think even this will survive the hackers!
     
  3. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Yes it will succeed.


    For 2 days at the most.
     
  4. JGuru

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    I don't think so!! There are hacks available to bypass activation & other restrictions.
    I saw some info on the Net on how to do that also!!! Hackers are more smarter
    than M$$$!!!!
     
  5. Tech Geek

    Tech Geek Wise Old Owl

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    It has no chance of surviving against the Hackers. :(
     
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    he eh ,,,, might be cracked few hours after official Vista Release .... who knows !!!
     
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    hey man it will be cracked in the beta version only.. no need for the official version :)
     
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    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    well the problem now that i forsee is that with the increasing use of internet and the ability to know the details of ur comp once u go online ... it will be very easy for MS to come to know which1s are the cracked versions .... and said by Billy G .... their focus has now shifted from most pcs using windows to pcs using only genuine copies of windows .... and along with drm and all the **** .... we normal users will find it difficult coz none of us are as capable as the crackers who will crack vista .... and hence we wont b able to protect r pcs from MS
     
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    one more reason that people will not shift to vista.
    Tux will rule the future.
     
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    I am sure that I will be using it without buying it
     
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    this will never happen
    in case it happens then vista will b restricted to few people only and this is great loss 2 microsoft
     
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    Enerything can b cracked.
    Hackers/Crackers will find a way to bypass internet checking & all other restrictions.
    Hackers/Crackers are also Engineers (Reverse Engineers) like Engineers working for M$.
     
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    hemant_mathur -- No Easter Eggs here --

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    Would be just another failed attempt by ms to check piracy
     
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    xenkatesh Bewitched!

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    Hahahahahah.... another joke form Microsoft....
    even their the Genuine Windows Validation was not succeded... rofl..
     
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    btw, at this year's Black Hat, security researcher Joanna Rutkowska was able to hack the kernel of a 64-bit version of Vista running on an AMD processor. Rutkowska explained how it is possible to use virtualization technology to make malicious code undetectable, in the same way a rootkit does. She code-named this malicious software Blue Pill.

    http://news.com.com/Vista+hacked+at+Black+Hat/2100-7349_3-6102458.html

    this can-n-mouse game will continue....but things may not be SO easy now...
     
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    sooner or later,the pirates will have their way.
     
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    Vista is made by humans and so crack will also be made. No doubt it. Suppose we assume that it is uncrackable, then Vista will loose its market and make a freeway for Linux. There is no way that people will pay such a hefty amount and install it. They would rather go for Linux.

    I am sure that Microsoft knows it...so they will make it crackable!!
     
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    No way stopping the hackers.They are always a step ahead in their pursuits.If MS is successful in it's objective then it is very good.ALL THE BEST MICROSOFT
     
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    Hmm... thats nice. many such things also came up when XP was being released I guess. Ok! I agree this will stop the pirates but for how long? I dont mind a Vista after 1 month for free :p
    Cracking is inevitable! but good to see Microsoft taking some steps to stop it especially in the Indian Sub-Continent where the pirated versions just flood the area!
     
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    another excuse to go linux
     
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