Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (on Chinese installation of XP)?

Posted: 03-25-2009, 01:37 PM
Hello,

Can anyone tell me why the pirated product key "CM3HY-26VYW-6JRYC-X66GX-JVY2D"
validates as being genuine on all Microsoft tests?

As an experiment, I tried installing a Simplified Chinese volume licensed copy
of Windows XP with this key (one of the most popular pirated keys in China)
and to my surprise, it worked flawlessly on all validations.

The following tests all reported it as being genuine:

Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications KB905474 (wgatray.exe/wgalogon.dll)
The update website at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
The update website at http://microsoftupdate.microsoft.com/
Genuine Advantage website http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/val...lidateNow.aspx

Is this key deliberately whitelisted for some reason?

Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (on Chinese installation of XP)?


Responses to "Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (on Chinese installation of XP)?"

Tom [Pepper] Willett
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Re: Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (on Chinese installation of XP)?
Posted: 03-25-2009, 02:13 PM
Don't worry. Now that you've posted the key in a Microsoft owned newsgroup,
it won't be around very long.

<eek8v.7xxpl@8dt7g.beu2o> wrote in message
news:upUlf7UrJHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
: Hello,
:
: Can anyone tell me why the pirated product key ": validates as being
genuine on all Microsoft tests?
:
: As an experiment, I tried installing a Simplified Chinese volume licensed
copy
: of Windows XP with this key (one of the most popular pirated keys in
China)
: and to my surprise, it worked flawlessly on all validations.
:
: The following tests all reported it as being genuine:
:
: Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications KB905474
(wgatray.exe/wgalogon.dll)
: The update website at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
: The update website at http://microsoftupdate.microsoft.com/
: Genuine Advantage website
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/val...lidateNow.aspx
:
: Is this key deliberately whitelisted for some reason?
:


XP Guy
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Re: Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (on Chineseinstallation of XP)?
Posted: 03-25-2009, 02:30 PM
Top-poster and full-quoter "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
> Don't worry. Now that you've posted the key in a Microsoft owned
> newsgroup, it won't be around very long.
When was the last time you saw any evidence that an MS sys-admin took
any action in these newsgroups? And by the way, this is not a
"microsoft-owned" usenet newsgroup. This is a usenet newsgroup with
"microsoft" in the name of the group. That's about as close as it gets
to having anything to do with Microsoft.

And regarding the chinese XP key, read this:

http://help.lockergnome.com/windows/...ict530477.html
Tom [Pepper] Willett
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Re: Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (on Chinese installation of XP)?
Posted: 03-25-2009, 02:42 PM
Hooplehead net nanny.

"XP Guy" <XP@Guy.com> wrote in message news:49CA3FFE.77F2DD51@Guy.com...
: Top-poster and full-quoter "Tom [Pepper] Willett" wrote:
:
: > Don't worry. Now that you've posted the key in a Microsoft owned
: > newsgroup, it won't be around very long.
:
: When was the last time you saw any evidence that an MS sys-admin took
: any action in these newsgroups? And by the way, this is not a
: "microsoft-owned" usenet newsgroup. This is a usenet newsgroup with
: "microsoft" in the name of the group. That's about as close as it gets
: to having anything to do with Microsoft.
:
: And regarding the chinese XP key, read this:
:
:
http://help.lockergnome.com/windows/...ict530477.html


eek8v.7xxpl@8dt7g.beu2o
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Re: Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (on Chinese installation of XP)?
Posted: 03-25-2009, 02:50 PM
XP Guy <XP@Guy.com> wrote:
> And regarding the chinese XP key, read this:
>
> http://help.lockergnome.com/windows/...ict530477.html
curiously, only three of the keys on that list are supposedly "Genuine": the
one I posted already, and these two:

MRX3F-47B9T-2487J-KWKMF-RPWBY
DP7CM-PD6MC-6BKXT-M8JJ6-RPXGJ

All the others are either blocked outright or just "geographically blocked".

Makes me wonder what's holding Microsoft back from blocking these three.

Don Phillipson
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Re: Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (on Chinese installation of XP)?
Posted: 03-26-2009, 04:12 PM
"XP Guy" <XP@Guy.com> wrote in message news:49CA3FFE.77F2DD51@Guy.com...
> . . . by the way, this is not a
> "microsoft-owned" usenet newsgroup. This is a usenet newsgroup with
> "microsoft" in the name of the group. That's about as close as it gets
> to having anything to do with Microsoft.
.. . . exept that its source is msnews.microsoft.com viz.
an item of intellectual property and business law, property
of MS Corp. which is just as free as you or I either to exert
direct control or leave it alone.

--
Don Phillipson
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(Ottawa, Canada)


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Re: Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (onChinese installation of XP)?
Posted: 03-26-2009, 07:17 PM
eek8v.7xxpl@8dt7g.beu2o wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Can anyone tell me why the pirated product key "CM3HY-26VYW-6JRYC-X66GX-JVY2D"
> validates as being genuine on all Microsoft tests?
Because Micro$lut is scared shitless that the Chinese will use Linux,
what else?

Alias
>
> As an experiment, I tried installing a Simplified Chinese volume licensed copy
> of Windows XP with this key (one of the most popular pirated keys in China)
> and to my surprise, it worked flawlessly on all validations.
>
> The following tests all reported it as being genuine:
>
> Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications KB905474 (wgatray.exe/wgalogon.dll)
> The update website at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
> The update website at http://microsoftupdate.microsoft.com/
> Genuine Advantage website http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/val...lidateNow.aspx
>
> Is this key deliberately whitelisted for some reason?
>
XP Guy
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Re: Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (onChinese installation of XP)?
Posted: 03-26-2009, 11:10 PM
Don Phillipson wrote:
> > . . . by the way, this is not a "microsoft-owned" usenet
> > newsgroup. This is a usenet newsgroup with "microsoft" in
> > the name of the group. That's about as close as it gets
> > to having anything to do with Microsoft.
>
> . . . exept that its source is msnews.microsoft.com viz.
This is a usenet newsgroup. It has no source. It is a transport
mechanism for messages. The messages are hosted on servers. People
access the servers to read and post new messages. The servers
communicate with each other and pass the new messages to each other.
It's a distributed set of peering servers. No single server is
authoritative for the material or the transport mechanism.

Microsoft happens to operate a usenet server that is one of many peers
that are carrying this newsgroup. Microsoft has configured their server
such that it only carries newsgroups that start with "microsoft". Once
a post arrives at the microsoft usenet server, they can apply rules to,
say, delete posts made by certain authors, or delete posts that contain
certain content. But that deletion only applies to the microsoft
server. Those same posts will exist on other usenet servers and be
readable by others, and Microsoft has absolutely no influence in that
regard.

I suggest you read about what usenet is and how it works.
> an item of intellectual property and business law, property
> of MS Corp. which is just as free as you or I either to exert
> direct control or leave it alone.
That segment of your post is pure garbage that has no relation or
bearing on the point being discussed.
Leroy
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Re: Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (onChinese installation of XP)?
Posted: 03-30-2009, 02:04 PM
Thanks. All product keys posted to this newsgroup thread have now been
reported to piracy@microsoft.com

eek8v.7xxpl@8dt7g.beu2o wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Can anyone tell me why the pirated product key ""
> validates as being genuine on all Microsoft tests?
>
> As an experiment, I tried installing a Simplified Chinese volume licensed copy
> of Windows XP with this key (one of the most popular pirated keys in China)
> and to my surprise, it worked flawlessly on all validations.
>
> The following tests all reported it as being genuine:
>
> Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications KB905474 (wgatray.exe/wgalogon.dll)
> The update website at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
> The update website at http://microsoftupdate.microsoft.com/
> Genuine Advantage website http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/val...lidateNow.aspx
>
> Is this key deliberately whitelisted for some reason?
>
XP Guy
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Re: Why does this fake product key validate as being genuine (onChineseinstallation of XP)?
Posted: 03-30-2009, 11:50 PM
Leroy wrote:
> Thanks. All product keys posted to this newsgroup thread have
> now been reported to piracy@microsoft.com
Steve Balmer called.

He says thanks.

He also wants you to suck his cock some more because you're so good at
it.
 
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