Last week, it emerged that Microsoft was pushing ahead with blocking technology that will require people to validate their copies of Windows. Their adoption of the Genuine Advantage 1.0 program meant that anyone accessing Windows Update, Microsoft Update for Windows or the Microsoft Download Center has to have a genuine copy of Windows. Now, it has emerged that the technology has been hacked and defeated.
Users of pirated Windows copies still get access to security updates without passing the WGA check.
Microsoft is currently investigating the hack, and making moves to render it useless.