Hackers release local Windows 8 KMS – for easy illegal activation

From various sources we’ve heard that Russian hackers have  released a software package called KMSmicro to run a local Key Management Server (KMS) for Windows 8 and Windows 7. With a local KMS it’s possible to activate Windows 8 without connecting to the Microsoft servers. This new development seems to open the door for pirates to easily activate illegal Windows 8 installations. The package is  a .RAR file that contains a virtual machine with the KMS on it  and scripts that make it easy to activate a Windows 8 installation using the KMS.

Hackers release local Windows 8 KMS - for easy illegal activation

With this release it’s possible to have your Windows 8 installation contact your local KMS instead of Microsoft’s servers. The file was first released on Rapidshare but pretty quickly marked as illegal. Now the hackers are distributing the file on other sites and made it available on Bittorrent. The hackers also claim to have a key generator in development which would make it very easy to illegally activate Windows 8 installations on a big scale.

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