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Re: Re: Defeating Microsoft WGA Validation Check
From: Dean Johnson <dean_johnson68 () yahoo com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 02:00:18 -0700 (PDT)

this isnt the first time news.com reported such information. some times back the .net passport vulnerability was also 
reported by news.com and was credited to faisal danka instead of pakistan cert who actually found the vulnerability and 
reported to microsoft.
 
news.com story on .net passport vulnerability
 
http://news.com.com/2100-1002-1000429.html
 
pakistan cert "facts" page
 
http://www.pakcert.org/facts.html
 


pictureview () protiamail gr wrote:


news.com posted an article with the title "Bypass found for Windows piracy check" which still calls Debasis Mohanty 
founder
of this crack.But they cant really know who found it first because their only source to the article is THIS mailing list
and the article is based on Debasis Mohanty's disclosure.
 The interesting on the article is the official microsoft answer
on the crack. "Microsoft confirmed that the technique could circumvent the piracy check, but a representative said 
Monday that the company is not worried." In the article the representative analyze this hack and explain why (by 
microsoft's opinion...) it is not a threat for Microsoft. Also the article speaks about the rapidly expiration which is 
a point that Debasis Mohanty mistaken.
 Read it at http://news.com.com/Bypass+found+for+Windows+piracy+check/2100-1002_3-5717127.html?tag=st_lh
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