Breaking News: Microsoft Have Done a Big Blunder!


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Microsoft's final copy of Windows 8 leaked online back in early August and pirates have been battling to work around Microsoft's activation technology ever since. Early attempts involved the use of third-party Key Management Services (KMS) servers that would activate a copy for 180 days, requiring a re-activation every six months. This work around has allowed Windows 8 pirates to use the operating system free of charge temporarily, but the software maker has now made it even easier to avoid paying for a key.

Microsoft is giving away a Media Center upgrade to Windows 8 Pro users until January 31st, and pirates have discovered that the key provided will fully activate a copy of Windows 8 that was previously temporarily activated through the KMS workaround. The blunder means pirates can download an illegitimate copy of Windows 8, temporarily activate it through KMS and then upgrade it fully to an activated copy of Windows 8 thanks to Microsoft's own Media Center upgrade offer. The Verge has confirmed the procedure works on a test machine and we have reached out to Microsoft for a comment on the method.
Source: http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/21/3674706/windows-8-activation-key-pirates

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I think it is time for us software developers/companies to concentrate on making our apps affordable and user friendly than fighting hackers in Techie side.
The best fight we can do is taking the offenders to the law than making it harder for legitimate users simply because you want to "lock out" crackers!
 
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Kwa hiyo hii ninayotumia hapa baada ya miezi 6 nitaactivate tena,au?
 
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Nmeiona hyo miez
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ndo mana watu wanaeka faida mara 3 kwenye hardware kisa mambo haya
 
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ndo mana watu wanaeka faida mara 3 kwenye hardware kisa mambo haya
Imefika wakati washushe bei ili watu wawezw kununua. Dawa ya crackers ni kufanya vitu affordable.
 
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pata picha ni wewe ndo umetengeneza software, utaiuza wapi? It is, and will still be a pain in the arse.
No wonder hatuna motivated developers coz wanajua tu kazi yao will most likely be in vain.
 
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Imefika wakati washushe bei ili watu wawezw kununua. Dawa ya crackers ni kufanya vitu affordable.
sasa hardware na cracker wapi na wapi?
 
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Microsoft's final copy of Windows 8 leaked online back in early August and pirates have been battling to work around Microsoft's activation technology ever since. Early attempts involved the use of third-party Key Management Services (KMS) servers that would activate a copy for 180 days, requiring a re-activation every six months. This work around has allowed Windows 8 pirates to use the operating system free of charge temporarily, but the software maker has now made it even easier to avoid paying for a key.

Microsoft is giving away a Media Center upgrade to Windows 8 Pro users until January 31st, and pirates have discovered that the key provided will fully activate a copy of Windows 8 that was previously temporarily activated through the KMS workaround. The blunder means pirates can download an illegitimate copy of Windows 8, temporarily activate it through KMS and then upgrade it fully to an activated copy of Windows 8 thanks to Microsoft's own Media Center upgrade offer. The Verge has confirmed the procedure works on a test machine and we have reached out to Microsoft for a comment on the method.
Source: Microsoft mistakenly gifts Windows 8 pirates with a free activation key | The Verge

My Comment:
I think it is time for us software developers/companies to concentrate on making our apps affordable and user friendly than fighting hackers in Techie side.
The best fight we can do is taking the offenders to the law than making it harder for legitimate users simply because you want to "lock out" crackers
!

CTO, you are quite right, but doing both (red colored text) would be the best option
 
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The blunder means pirates can download an illegitimate copy of Windows 8, temporarily activate it through KMS and then upgrade it fully to an activated copy of Windows 8 thanks to Microsoft's own Media Center upgrade offer. The Verge has confirmed the procedure works on a test machine and we have reached out to Microsoft for a comment on the method.
Source: Microsoft mistakenly gifts Windows 8 pirates with a free activation key | The Verge
Hivi ule mpango wao wa kufunga watu tuliousikia umeendaga wapi? Si tulisikia hata Tanzania wana maajenti? Au kuna kamchezo ka publicity hapa?
 
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sasa hardware na cracker wapi na wapi?
Ukisoma nilivyonukuu utajua kuwa uliweka issue ya hardware ili kuepuka hasara inayotokana na cracking. sasa mimi nikatoa maoni kuwa dawa sio kukimbilia kuwekeza ktk hardware bali kufanya software zao kuwa affordable.
 
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Ukisoma nilivyonukuu utajua kuwa uliweka issue ya hardware ili kuepuka hasara inayotokana na cracking. sasa mimi nikatoa maoni kuwa dawa sio kukimbilia kuwekeza ktk hardware bali kufanya software zao kuwa affordable.
sasa upgrade ya windows 8 ni dola 39.99 lakini still watu wanaiba hata viuzwe bei gani watu watacrack tu.

Ona watsapp ni 0.99 usd nani anaenunua? Ikiisha trial watu wanabadili namba tu.

Unajua hii ni kama hulka kuna baadhi ya software zina free version na version za kulipia lakini still mtu haridhiki na ile alotengenezewa bure bado anataka acrack apate na ya kulipia bure.

Hapa kama class tu bila fimbo hakufanyiki kitu
 
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...Unajua hii ni kama hulka kuna baadhi ya software zina free version na version za kulipia lakini still mtu haridhiki na ile alotengenezewa bure bado anataka acrack apate na ya kulipia bure.
Hapa kama class tu bila fimbo hakufanyiki kitu

Ndo wanadamu tulivyo. Tunapenda vya bure
 
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sasa upgrade ya windows 8 ni dola 39.99 lakini still watu wanaiba hata viuzwe bei gani watu watacrack tu.

Ona watsapp ni 0.99 usd nani anaenunua? Ikiisha trial watu wanabadili namba tu.

Unajua hii ni kama hulka kuna baadhi ya software zina free version na version za kulipia lakini still mtu haridhiki na ile alotengenezewa bure bado anataka acrack apate na ya kulipia bure.

Hapa kama class tu bila fimbo hakufanyiki kitu
Upgrade? Gharama ya kununua ni kiasi gani? Ili ufany upgare unahitaji uwe na windows tayari...hapo ndio wengi wanategwa.
Hata hivyo, wachache sana wanajua kuwa ku upgrade kwenda Win8 ni kiasi hicho. Wengi bado wana hangover za ubabe na bei za juu za Microsoft.
Wanahitaji kujitangaza upya kuwa wameachana na ubabe wao wa zamani

Hata mbinu za kupambana na Piracy wamebadili (ref: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/piracy/mpa.aspx)
Hiyo whatsupp inawezekana customers target yao ni ya "wahuni". Siwezi isemea sana hata hivyo (Yawezekana siko sahihi) maana sio mtumiaji!
 
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Ni kweli hulka ya binadamu ya kutaka kujaribu inachangia watu kutaka kupata vya bure, lakini ipo haja ya kufikiri ni namna gani itakuwa rahisi kwa watumiaji kilipia huduma hizo hasa huku kwetu. Mfano whatsapp wakiongea na telecoms operator mtu akiunganisha anakatwa kwenye airtime na hivyo kupata kitu halali. Kwa hiyo wasugue vichwa warahisishe ununuaji/licensing waache kulalamika kuibiwa!
 
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kuweni na nidhamu bwana CTO na wenzio, bishaneni bila kutoleana lugha kali,

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Ni kweli hulka ya binadamu ya kutaka kujaribu inachangia watu kutaka kupata vya bure, lakini ipo haja ya kufikiri ni namna gani itakuwa rahisi kwa watumiaji kilipia huduma hizo hasa huku kwetu. Mfano whatsapp wakiongea na telecoms operator mtu akiunganisha anakatwa kwenye airtime na hivyo kupata kitu halali. Kwa hiyo wasugue vichwa warahisishe ununuaji/licensing waache kulalamika kuibiwa!
KWa wafanyabiashara wa eneo hili tunapaswa kufikiri kufanya gharama ya kuwa na programu iliyochezewa iwe kubwa kuliko kununua halisi.
Hii imeanza kuwaingia MS. Soma hii kipande:


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Counterfeit software is risky - whether you find it on the street, on the Internet, or at a low-price retail outlet that seems legitimate. Here's proof:

In an IDC study, 25% of web sites studied that offered counterfeit or pirated software also attempted to install spyware or Trojans that can compromise your systems. The estimated cost of recovering a single infected machine can be over $1,000. Read the full IDC Risks of Counterfeit report.

A Yankee Group study revealed, "When problems arise with counterfeit software, IT administrators typically require 20% to 30% more time and labor to identify and resolve the problems - at a monetary premium to the business." Read the full Yankee Group report.

In studies conducted on counterfeit versions of Microsoft® software, one in three disks could not be installed on a computer. More than 40% of the remaining counterfeit disks installed contained additional programs or binaries with known vulnerabilities.
 

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