Codeit.Right Keygen ((FULL))
More study of the keygen.edit.asmdisassembly reveals that key1, key2, key3 come from the end of thelicense.txt file after "gchqcyberwin". So that makes 24 bytes ofsecrets read from the licence file which is the size of the buffer thecode allocates.
The headers showed nothing interesting. I then tried using keygen.exewith a corrected license file - it didn't work as I expected as thewebserver doesn't support HTTP/1.0 (or maybe I did something wrong).
[Updated: Mar 4, 2007 @ 16.45 pm] Note to Engadget writers who didn't read this article before commenting ...I never claimed to have found "activation keys," all I saw what that after running the script for some time that the Magical Jellybean applications showed that the keys had changed. I didn't use these to activate Windows and I made that clear in the article. It was pretty obvious from the type of crack that this wasn't reliable by a long shot. Looking at the VBScript code it's clear that the script is capable of generating valid keys, but as I said, the hard part is not getting keys past Windows but getting them past the activation servers.However, what this incident has done is generate interest among hacker circles in generating a keygen for Windows. Microsoft could well find itself having to fend off a number of cracks over the next few months.Maybe I should take the approach that the Mythbusters do and state whether this is "plausible" "busted" or "confirmed." Using that criteria the keygen is plausible and I saw the default keygen change twice. It can generate keys that are in the format required by Vista (certainly they "look" like Vista keys) but the chances of getting past the Microsoft activation servers are slim at best.
Bottom line is buy Windows or go LinuxThe brute force keygen relies on replacing the software license manager script slmgr.vbs with one that's been modified to search for valid 25-character product keys. Periodically you have to check manually to see if they key has changed and then manually use that key to attempt to activate Windows.
I can confirm that the scheme works. I've had the script running on Windows Vista Ultimate inside Virtual PC 2007 and already netted two product keys. Now I've not used these keys to try to activate Windows, but others have reported successfully activating their copies of Windows Vista using keys found in this way. There are, however, some drawbacks to the keygen that will probably prevent it from becoming widespread.
Do not run the "ssh-keygen" command on Stampede2. This command will create and configure a key pair that will interfere with the execution of job scripts in the batch system. If you do this by mistake, you can recover by renaming or deleting the .ssh directory located in your home directory; the system will automatically generate a new one for you when you next log into Stampede2.
You'll need to perform these steps within an environment on which you have set up your Compute Engine ssh key. Recall that you ran a program called ssh-keygen during lab 2, either on a CSIL machine or on your VM. Please use the same environment, or, if you want to use a different environment, go back to lab 2 and repeat the section involving ssh-keygen. (You need to start at the step where you run ssh-keygen and stop at the paragraph "For future reference....") 350c69d7ab