Monday, January 08, 2007

How to get software serial numbers

Software License details of Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Microsoft Office, Windows XP, Windows Vista and tons of other software can easily be located on Google by running this simple query:
"Belarc Advisor Current Profile" "Software Licenses" "Software Name" key:

For example, if you are looking for Windows XP Serial Number, then you have to search in google using the following search keys:
"Belarc Advisor Current Profile" "Software Licenses" "Wiows XP" key:

And if you are looking for Adobe Photoshop Serial Number, then you have to use the following search keys:
"Belarc Advisor Current Profile" "Software Licenses" "Adobe Photoshop" key:

These are actually real software inventory reports generated by Belarc Advisor, a popular tool often used to backup software licenses.

The only problem is that innocent users have placed these HTML reports in public directories of their web servers, the search engine spiders index them and in-turn expose the secret software keys to the whole world. Although most new Adobe and Microsoft software will require additional web or phone activation, it is not mandatory if the Belarc reports have Volume License keys.

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