July 17, 2001

Oops! Leaked WinXP code contains valid product key

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "The latest WinXP RC1 leak makes the security of Microsoft's preview program
download look feeble enough, but it turns out there's more - somebody seems to
have left a working product key not very deeply buried in the iso. Naturally that
product key will cease to work for Product Activation just as soon as Microsoft
realises what happened (which is around now), but it does mean that anybody who
got to the unauthorised download link has the capability to install the software."
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