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CNET News.com: Windows Media hits sour note

Aug 19, 1999, 15:50 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Hu, Michael Kanellos)

"A day after Microsoft released its new Web music technology, the company confirmed that crackers have already developed a program to strip away the security behind it.

Microsoft acknowledged that the executable file, dubbed 'unfuck.exe,' exists and works. In fact, there are a number of programs, such as Audiojacker, that perform similar functions."

"Windows Media Audio is Microsoft's answer to the numerous audio compression formats that have gained popularity in the last year. These technologies allow users to download music off the Web and play it back. MP3 is one technology that has gained considerable popularity."

"Windows Media is a group of technologies for multimedia playback. Besides Windows Media Audio, the package includes Windows Media Player and software and services including Windows Media Services, Windows Media Tools, and a software development package."

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