[Dshield] MS implementation of the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool?
Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue Aug 16 04:16:26 GMT 2005
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 19:11:39 EDT, Alan Frayer said:
> dshield.org at keithbergen.com wrote:
> >I notice that MS recently released the WGAVT. Doesn't this block ones
> >ability to patch? Assuming that there are people out there running on
> >non-legit licenses, wouldn't they become easily infected?
> It's my understanding the WGAVT doesn't prevent security patching, but
> does prevent upgrades and new services.
Given that even the Linux WINE emulator will pass the WGA testing, and
that the testing can be defeated with a one-line command, I'm not sure
that WGA does anything other than frustrate ankle-biters...
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