4/3/2010

Windows 8 may have new anti-piracy

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 5:28 am

Microsoft through a pair of job postings has revealed that it’s planning to implement new anti-piracy measures but also to keep its practice of arbitrarily different OS versions. An ad for a Senior Development Engineer would have the new recruit develop “new anti-hacking mechanisms” and drivers to prevent illegal copying. What it would involve isn’t said, but it would affect every layer of the OS.

The anti-piracy measures are partly expected but do point to the company still being unsatisfied with its existing anti-piracy steps. Windows 7 already checks for sudden, drastic changes in hardware and requires activation, and just last month added an update that periodically scans for known cracks to prevent modifications.

 

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