In this case Chinese hackers cracked the activation codes for Windows 7 less than a month after Microsoft released the first copies of the new operating system to computer makers. Which, while not a record in this area, is not too shabby.
The crack will allow fully functional, copied versions of the Ultimate Version of Windows 7 to be distributed over file-sharing sites before the operating system is released to the public in October.
In a neat twist the pirated version even tricks the computer and Microsoft’s servers into believing it is a genuine copy, allowing it to avoid Microsoft’s validation safeguards.
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