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Microsoft Windows Advantage validation cracked in under 24 hours

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Microsoft Windows Advantage validation cracked in under 24 hours

There are some red faces in Redmond this weekend following the discovery that Microsoft’s much-vaunted Windows Advantage programme could be defeated with a simple piece of JavaScript. The code, which appeared on a number of sites throughout the Internet, appeared within 24 hours of Windows Advantage going live.

The JavaScript, which has been posted on various websites, simply prevents the Windows advantage checker from being installed.

Read the complete story. (PC Pro)