Microsoft reacts to recent Lenovo key leak

July 31st, 2009 | Tags:

The WGA blog (is there any team at Microsoft that does not have a blog?) has responded to the recent leaked OEM key by disabling the existing code and re-provisioning. They also went on to mention that Windows 7 has far more sophisticated anti-hacking measures hidden under its hood (than presumably it’s successor Windows Vista).

“Windows 7 already includes an improved ability to detect hacks, also known as activation exploits, and alert customers who are using a pirated copy.  There is a hack that is said to enable, when paired with the leaked key, a system to install and use a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. Both the hack and the key are indications that a copy of Windows may not be genuine. The Windows Activation Technologies included in Windows 7 are designed to handle situations such as this one, and customers using these tools and methods should expect Windows to detect them.  “

Source: here