[Dshield] MS implementation of the Windows Genuine AdvantageValidation Tool?

David Vincent support at sleepdeprived.ca
Wed Aug 17 05:31:38 GMT 2005

dshield.org at keithbergen.com wrote:

>Moral issues aside. I am trying to determine if there is any risk from
>non-legit XP systems.
>Let's assume that a system on the 'net doesn't have a legitimate
>license. Let's also assume that it does not have the automatic updates
>turned on.
>Would that person be able to get to the Windows Updates site and patch
>the system?
>If not, that is of great concern to me, and should be of great concern
>to many others!

so far in my testing, the answer is no, windows update will not work.  
but, if you turn on automatic updates you will get the security updates 
or anything else microsoft tags as critical.


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