Windows Genuine Advantage suffers worldwide outage

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Late last night we started receiving reports from readers experiencing problems with Windows Genuine Advantage authentication. Users of both Windows XP and Windows Vista were writing to say that they could not validate their installations...

Worm poses as Windows Genuine Advantage

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IT security experts have warned of a worm that purports to be Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) anti-piracy tool. WGA has recently been branded as 'spyware' in that it collects unnecessary hardware and software data...

New Worm Takes Advantage of Yahoo Mail Flaw

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Thanks to member siddhs for the heads up on this. Monday Symantec released an advisory concerning a vulnerability in Yahoo Mail that is currently being exploited by JS.Yamanner@m, a new worm that is written...

Windows Genuine Advantage now supports Firefox

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Microsoft Genuine Windows Validation process now works in Firefox and other Mozilla browsers. Firefox users can manually install the Windows Genuine Advantage validation Firefox plug-in available on Microsoft's website to complete the Windows validation process....

Windows Genuine Advantage Circumvented Yet Again

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Hot on the heals of Microsoft patching the Windows Genuine Advantage program against malicious scripts and hidden checkboxes, an interesting new workaround has been discovered. It seems that running GenuineCheck.exe in Windows 2000 compatibility mode...

The NV35 Doom3 Advantage

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With Id Software's upcoming Doom3 title looming on the not so distant horizon, we've been taking a sincere interest in Id's new game engine. Since it will obviously become a definitive tool in our...

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