Windows anti counterfeit tool requires loosening PC security

Some system administrators are finding that Microsoft's new anti-piracy software is incorrectly labeling PCs used in public places, such as university computer labs, as counterfeits, and that the solution sidestep a basic security practice for out-in-the-open machines, according to a newsgroup discussion of the issue.

After Microsoft unveiled its Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool last week, a university system administrator - who preferred to remain anonymous but took the name "GodOfLions" on the Microsoft "WGA Validation Problems" newsgroup - said that lab PCs came back as running fake copies. Windows anti-counterfeit tool requires loosening PC security - Security -

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