Vista activation code cracker is, er, crackers

An anonymous hacker who claimed last week that he'd created a utility to crack Windows Vista activation codes has admitted that the crack was, erm, cracked.

Reports on several Windows forums suggest that the claim was a joke and was blown out of proportion.

He's probably right, but I think the fact that every newswire (or so it seemed) carried the story just goes to show what a hair trigger everyone is on when it comes to Microsoft Vista stories.

If it appears on the Internet, it must be true... r-r-right?...