Skipping Windows 8 Activation by CIA (the US agency)

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  1. Hacker?pcs

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  2. Enthousiast

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  3. JFKI

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    I am more interested in how they put Samsung Smart TV's into "fake off" mode and record everything going on in your living room. ;)
     
  4. Hacker?pcs

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    Because of this wikileaks won't release the actual exploit neither for this nor for anything similarly critical
     
  5. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    The problem with that philosophy is that now it is known that it is possible, and just another lame conspiracy theory.
    Once that happens it is only a matter of time before it is replicated and released... Usually only to an unscrupulous crowd.
     
  6. Hacker?pcs

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  7. s1ave77

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    So much for the NEWS :g:.
     
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  8. Hacker?pcs

    Hacker?pcs MDL Novice

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    Well yeah but considering all info from the leak was in possession of CIA, maybe other agencies and US government contractors old doesn't mean obsolete
     
  9. Full inu

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    Does this thing skips only product key? Or really Windows is activated after installation (and without network....)?
    Needs more clarification.
     
  10. s1ave77

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    Does not affect activation (is still needed) and only circumvents the key input, which, in opposite to Win 10, is mandatory for untouched Win 8/8.1 Installs.
     
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  11. abbodi1406

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    Big LOL ....
     
  12. Full inu

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    Wait a sec, are you f**cking trying to cheat me?!
     
  13. murphy78

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    Can you imagine going to this much effort just to do what an ei.cfg has done since vista?
     
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  14. abbodi1406

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    I laughed most on the CIA part