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Pirates Cracked Windows 8 Store Apps

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#1 SurB86



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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:14 AM



Microsoft's Windows Store protection has been cracked. Pirates have released a hacking application that allows users to turn trial versions of Windows Store apps into full versions. The package includes programs to sideload unsigned apps so that they can be run on Windows 8, as well as source code and documentation.

Betanews reports that installing the hacking application Wsservice_crk requires patching system files before it can be used so it's definitely risky because replacing core system files can lead to various stability and security related issues. Afterwards, pirates only have to press a single button to turn the trail version of Windows Store apps into full version but they won't be able to update the cracked apps in future.

The crack is compatible with x86 based systems so it will run on Windows 8 only. Windows RT devices are not compatible.

Note: Cracking is illegal and risky which can lead to stability and security related issues.

#2 Elhuyar


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

I bought a few apps on Windows Store so I'll stay away from it.

#3 Darren 54

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

First the OS itself got cracked and now the Windows Store apps... :no:

#4 Secured Tim

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

Well, that was inevitable.

#5 FalseAgent


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

This was bound to happen.

Anyway, this is not a good idea at all, unless you actually want Microsoft banning your Microsoft Account from signing into Windows 8 altogether or something.

#6 Abador



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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

I was expecting something like Jailbreak as in iOS to get a notification center or other tweaks.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

windows 8 is not being cracked

#8 R@6271M3



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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

It's just a start. I believe there will be a jailbreak or custom pirated edition. :lol:

#9 CAS91572


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:46 PM

Well, that was only a matter of time :no: I am staying away from it though! :no:

#10 Villain


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:28 AM

considering that most of the Windows 8 apps is HTML + javascript, very few are actual precompiled binaries, yeah, bad move, the submitters to the Windows store, if they are not using a compileable language, is basically selling you the source code, then you can do whatever you want with this.

Long story short: if you cant compile the app + obfuscate it, dont use that language. It's what i have been saying for YEARS. HTML as a programming language is useless.

#11 Guest_Techie_*

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:35 PM

I'm against piracy but Wsservice_crk allows users to sideload unsigned (unofficial) apps. This crack is great for distributing homebrew apps. ;)

#12 JKTJogi



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

Cracking is illegal and risky which can lead to stability and security related issues.


Were that, this statement could prevent piracy.

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