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Don't want to phone home? MS does that for you!
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 08 March 2007 07:24

Windows piracy hunt tool phones home if aborted
Windows Genuine Annoyance
By INQUIRER newsdesk: Thursday 08 March 2007, 14:25

HAVING RUN SOME TESTS, hacks at German wire Heise revealed that Microsoft's updated Windows Genuine Advantage Notification phones home when the installation is aborted.
The user is not notified of the communication, but Microsoft claims it is useful for it to know when an installation is cancelled.
Using network sniffer Wireshark the hacks say they also detected the software logging those not signing up to Windows update.
It says data transmitted may contain enough information to identify individual computers... More

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