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Re: Vista activation cracked by brute force

__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Monday 05 March 2007 00:55 \__

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> __/ [ B Gruff ] on Friday 02 March 2007 16:51 \__
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>>> No, I don't condone it.
>> I alluded to this with just a link for exactly the same reason. Cracks
>> shouldn't receive exposure and the link that I found 2-3 days ago
>> contained the technical details on how to achieve this.
> I agree that exposure might not be a good thing, but I think you can be
> certain that most people who /really/ want to know will already know,
> anyone who does not, would probably either not use or not know how to
> use the information.

Good point. There are many pages which show screenshots of search engines
(not only Google, but even Microsoft's) adding to their contextual
recommendations pages about cracks. As in... search for 'how to crack Vista'
and some sponsored links or suggested alternative SERPs. They will lend you
a hand. The theory that Microsoft tries to encourage piracy and make
workarounds visible to those unwilling to pay is probably exaggeration.
Mind-boggling nonetheless.

                ~~ Best wishes 

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