There is an active thread at the Keznews forums (account needed), and a summary on its main page about the crack. It’s a brute force attack, so it could take some time but basically the cat is out of the bag. This has got to be seriously troubling for Microsoft because with a simple program and enough time you can self-generate a valid 25 digit activation key. So what’s that mean? A retail user could go buy a new copy of Vista, or a new machine with Vista pre-installed, get it home and try to activate it only to be told that they’re trying to use an invalid key.
About Paul Spoerry
I’m a groovy cat who’s into technology, Eastern Thought, and house music. I’m a proud and dedicated father to the coolest little guy on the planet (seriously, I'm NOT biased). I’m fascinated by ninjas, the Internet, and anybody who can balance objects on their nose for long periods of time.
I have a utility belt full of programming languages and a database of all my knowledge on databases... I practice code fu. Oh, I've also done actual Kung Fu, and have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.