[Dshield] MS implementation of the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool?

womber womber at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 03:04:14 GMT 2005


Either way there were several cracks out in just a couple days,
someone with a bootleg copy of windows could still be security
consious. Morally consious, is a debate best left alone.
Gene

On 8/15/05, dshield.org at keithbergen.com <dshield.org at keithbergen.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the clarification. Can I get a further clarification?
> 
> If the user does not have automatic updates turned on, would they still
> be able to go to the website using Windows Update to get and apply the
> critical updates?
> 
> Keith.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Alan Frayer
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 7:12 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Dshield] MS implementation of the Windows Genuine
> Advantage Validation Tool?
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
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