July 12, 2001

Can WinXP product activation be reverse engineered?

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "When Fully Licensed GmbH published details of its analysis of Microsoft's Windows
Product Activation (WPA) system earlier this week, it had deliberately removed a
small piece of the picture. The company made a fully-working executable of its
XPDec utility available for download along with the XPDec source code, but it
removed the encryption key from the source."
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