D-Day August 16th

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Sh|te, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Sh|te

    Sh|te Guest

    Its been on the news,

    If you have an unregistered verison of Microsoft Windows XP e.g if you got a copy off a mate, or didnt buy the original version retail with the official sticker for Microsoft Windows Xp, anytime after the 16th of August YOU log onto the internet, the Micosoft Database logs you IP and you computer will Reboot every 3 minutes no matter what for an X amount of time. (from 6 months to when ever)

    I heard this on the news this morning so I presume some of it MUST be true.

    Whats your opinion.

    Are there patched avaliable of the net? etc...

    Kind Regards
    Steve | Sh|te
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    now thats funny...
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    LOL! :p :rolleyes:
    Any links? And what news channel was this?

    AFAIK, August 16th is the day the MSBlast worm launches it's DoS attacks against Windows Update.
     
  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Aug 16th is xsivforce's bday ;)
     
  5. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    coincidence... I think not :eek:
     
  6. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    Naw Dday is not Aug 16th. Dday is Aug 20th my anniversary :D
    At least I remember it :)
     
  7. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    This is pretty hilarious considering M$ themselves put out a "How to Change the Volume Licensing Product Key on a Windows XP SP1-Based Computer" quite some time ago..

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;328874

    I think they got to a point and said what the hell, "if you can't beat em, at least tell em how to do it right".. So they gave us directions on how to change the damn product key #.
    If I remember correctly this was originally intended for the corporate xp versions since they didn't need to be licensed but still needed to be registered.
     
  8. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    LMFAO !! Man that is so funny - What if the version you have is MSDN ?? lol !!
     
  9. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    How can they possibly get your IP address just by logging on to the net? Perhaps if you visited their site...but surely not just by being connected.

    :eek:
     
  10. sboulema

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    if its true it doesnt matter. rebooting every 3 minutes has been a feature of windows since 3.11 :p
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    bull****. that's all I have to say.

    NetRyder, yes, MSBlast is going to DDoS windowsupdate on the 16th. :)
     
  12. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Unless you had ME then it was every 30 seconds :D
     
  13. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    what about m$ ?
     
  14. thebear

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    a trojan would do the trick...and hell - they could put one in on your comp as part of windows update no prob
     
  15. Lighter

    Lighter . . . . . . . . .

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    Yes, and Al Gore invented the internet, the RIAA funded the KGB (well, this may actually be true...), the Muppet Show was an attempt at brainwashing children, Elvis is alive and lives in Chicago, and KFC serves real chicken.

    For the love of... If Ms/M$ was willing to do such things, they'd probably be proficient enough to produce OS packages with less security holes. :p
     
  16. Lighter

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    'could be worse. :)
     
  17. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Enyo,

    Isn't there gonna be an MS "representative" that will come to your door and will kindly remind you that you need to purchase a licenced copy of Windows? Kind reminders include: bustin kneecaps, shootin your big toe off, cement boots. force you to watch "Attack of The Killer Tomatoes" movie in it's entirety, etc...


    Heeter
     
  18. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Actually Al Gore was one of the ones who made it avialible to the public back in the early 80's. Before that it was only availible to the government. With him doing that it made it possible for aol to beborn *Shutters*. So you could say he atleast had something to do with the Internet being born ..
     
  19. xsivforce

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    Muahahahaha.......