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Re: FBI tells the public to call their ISP for help

  • From: Fred Baker
  • Date: Fri Jun 15 16:33:28 2007
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On Jun 15, 2007, at 1:23 PM, Kevin Day wrote:

I've never tried it, but I've heard that they've been surprisingly helpful, even in cases where it was obviously not Microsoft's fault (directly, anyway). I'm not 100% positive that their policy explicitly allows OEM license holders to use that number, but from those I've talked to that have used it - they don't ask for any license information at all. After they've verified it fits their definition of a security problem, you're handed over to a tech to help you clean it up.

It is my understanding that they even support pirated software in this context; they figure it's better to fix the stuff and then figure out how to get the right stuff there than to wenge about its pedigree.