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Author Topic: Russian ATM Found running Unactivated version of windows  (Read 3204 times)

Josh

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Russian ATM Found running Unactivated version of windows
« on: June 09, 2007, 01:40:45 PM »
Quote from: Engadget
Granted, we'd be a tad more surprised about this if it wasn't found in Russia, but this one defies logic regardless. While we're unsure if tricksters have figured out a way to siphon unthinkable quantities of cash from this particular ATM, the owners should be ashamed of themselves for running a (presumably pirated) unactivated copy of Windows on the public banking machine. Of course, there's quite a few workarounds for this problem if you take the time to look, but seriously, who skimps on a product activation code when running a multi-million (billion?) dollar banking operating?

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Re: Russian ATM Found running Unactivated version of windows
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2007, 11:07:53 PM »
ha  ;D

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Re: Russian ATM Found running Unactivated version of windows
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2007, 11:11:42 PM »
lol, thats funny right there.

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Re: Russian ATM Found running Unactivated version of windows
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2007, 11:20:38 PM »
One word....Wow

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Re: Russian ATM Found running Unactivated version of windows
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2007, 06:46:46 PM »
Hm, I'm not really comfortable with ATM machines running, presumably, consumer-grade windows. Embedded NT would be fine, even though imho there's better choices...

I wonder if this is a hoax?

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Re: Russian ATM Found running Unactivated version of windows
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2007, 02:58:21 PM »
There are stories of people who have legally acquired copies of Windows, only to find out when activating that they get the same message. Why? Because some keygen has already generated and activated their particular code.

It's been known to happen.....

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Re: Russian ATM Found running Unactivated version of windows
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2007, 05:01:20 PM »
That must give the customer a great sense of security and trust...  ;D
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