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Iranian hackers crack Windows Vista, sell it on street for $8 a copy

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    All the effort Microsoft has put into making sure this Windows would be the most secure ever appears to be somewhat in vain. Iranian hackers, operating through a legitimate software firm, have gotten past all of Microsoft's "anti-copying tricks". These hackers claim they will sell these illegitimate copies of Windows Vista through the firm they work for at approximately $8 USD a copy. What's really interesting, though, is how they managed to give each pirated copy of Vista its own serial number, so that they can register it through Microsoft as a legal copy of Windows Vista.

    Source: Taliya news
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Iran:nutkick:M$
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    finally a price equal to the M$ legacy...lol
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    i may hafta buy one of these, cause i sure as hell am not gonna spend $100+ on a pos os...

    zek, you got a link to the site they are selling these from?
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    Lol... shame they don't offer it for download!

    I'm impressed that you can still register it with M$ even though it's illegal. Well done Iran!
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    Then stick with XP.
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    Oh great...I smell a nuke...
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    If you thinks it's a POS why do you want it?

    From my experience so far, Vista Ultimate is much better than XP Home - and I expect it will perform better once I've found all the tweaks.
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    Bill tried to launch the nuke, unfortunately...
    [​IMG]
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    Aww.. i wanted to see the nuke go wrong, the piccys to small :(
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    Someones got to say it, so I guess it will be me. Ok so it was bound to happen, Vista being hacked. Pirate software, well it is ILLEGAL people, and I don't think know TPU doesn't condone it. Think about it, if pirates are demanding payment, where exactly is that cash gonna go? ;).
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    Well, I guess its getting a little better ... it did take them a full week this time to crack it, rather than the few hours its taken before.
  14. LiNKiN

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    :laugh: BSOD I love it!:roll:

    Seriously though, poor Bill, all this and just weeks after launch, and not to mention the whole pirating thing with Romania. :twitch:
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    Hmm, GLD kind of beat me too it, i mean, $8 for windows vista, EXCELLENT, but what is that $8 going to be spent on, nuclear enrichment program? :shadedshu

    EDIT: also, theres still yet to be proof other than what this paper writes
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    Not everyone in Iran is a terrorist! The people who pirated Vista are probably no different from you and me. While what they're doing is illegal, all it is is trying to provide Vista to more for less than the extortionate prices that Microsoft charge.

    Don't brand them as being terrorists just becasue of their geographical location!

    Theres terrorists in America who are American, does that mean you better watch out because next time you buy something off eBay you could be funding terrorism!? :eek:
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    That is the first time i see someone relating terrorism and pirated software.:p
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    @ JON

    I said POSSIBLE terrrorist. Under post 911 US law, sofware piracy falls under the terrorism blanket. So.........It's all Illegal and considered bad shite anyways.
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    I guess some people in this thread do not watch the world news.
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    Yeah and where goes the money i spend on Ebay on USA goods for excample.;)
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    Peta? Elf? Becasue they won't dig up corpses and kidnap your children will they.... :p
  22. GLD

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    Well if you are buying pirated software, then you can answer that one yourself. If you are buying some good ole' boys used pc parts, then your money is well spent in a respectable way.
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    In a "StRaNgE" way, you sort of HAVE to admire this:

    They've accomplished what technically isn't/wasn't accomplishable, w/out inserting yourself a validation computer of somekind into the internet connection that validates you (@ MS).

    I'd have to guess that NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS @ THAT POINT, they have redirected the validation code in the OS to say:

    "THIS IS OK/VALID/LEGIT"

    No matter what... right @ the evaluation code jump in the Operating System itself (probably boolean yes/no, 1/0 etc.) during its installation &/or validation period (like XP has etc., not sure how VISTA works it now though, I don't run it!)

    APK
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    Ya know I used to laugh at this sort of thing but it just keeps getting more and more serious. Regardless of how everyone feels about Windows and Microsoft, i actually respect Bill and Co.
    I mean he has put a lot of his OWN money into the company and it has to be tough, no matter how much money you have, to try and develop the best OS in the world, only to have people abuse the system. If it werent for Windows, Id still be a zombie on a console gaming machine, with limited possiblities and functions. I am not afraid to admit that Linux isnt for me, so without Windows Id be screwed. If Microsoft said F#$K it and quit the OS business, Id prolly say screw it as well.
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    GLD if you ever get your head out of your ars long enough to hear yourself speak, maybe then you can enlighten us all with your wisdom, or perhaps you can be George W's marketing director for the war on terrorism, lol nub.

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