Update On WGA Meltdown

by Lee

An update has been released today by various websites about the Windows Genuine Advantage meltdown that occurred last weekend.

Microsoft said that the failure is due to “human error.”

“Nothing more than human error started it all. Preproduction code was sent to production servers. The production servers had not yet been upgraded with a recent change to enable stronger encryption/decryption of product keys during the activation and validation processes. The result of this is that the production servers declined activation and validation requests that should have passed,” said Alex Kochis who is the program manager of the WGA blog.

He also said that this event should not be classified as an outage.


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