I will not continue to work if you listen to it. If you only turn it on to check to see if it is still working it will not be able to receive the update from the satellite to shut it off. In other words...it is not a flaw at all. Go ahead and leave it turned on and you will see that it will in fact deactivate.
I currently have an old Clarion PNP Tuner, that I believe slipped through the cracks and never received a deactivation signal when I canceled one of my subs. Partly because, I didn't turn it on until 8 months after I deactivated it. When I was considering reactivation,I powered it up. To my surprise it was still active. I double checked the billing. No bills for that unit. It still works today
The Stiletto updated all of the channels the day I put up the site. It has worked every time I turn it on for both Satellite or Internet radio.
I left the Stiletto on yesterday afternoon for an hour (Satellite) and also decided to turn it back on last night for four hours (2 Satellite/2Internet) to test your theory. The Stiletto still works. Once again, this is not the same issue with old deactivated units.
Sirius has been contacted and I fully intend to demonstrate proof of concept. So until then I think folks should stop speculating what it is and let me do my job.
Last edited by ilovesiriusmusi; 11-30-2007 at 12:04 PM. Reason: Edited to say Sirius was contacted
No I have not.
So, you are telling us that you have manually changed something that has activated your new receiver? Why not tell everyone? How would it hurt Sirius? They might sell a few more units to people wanting to get it free and once they do Sirius can release a patch a month or so later...turning all of those pirates into customers.
Deactivation signals are sent out periodically, and at some point a receiver that is not being paid for will be shut out of the system. Sirius nor XM send out all deactivation bursts constantly.
I have in the past had both XM and Sirius receivers that have gotten "free" service for a period of time, but ultimately, they do get deactivated.
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I was able to talk with an executive at Sirius yesterday about the issue. I have posted an update on the site that I think ALL SUBSCRIBERS would find very interesting to read. I think the fact that the higher ups are contacting me means I have definitely found something. Don't you?
Either that or they are getting ready present you with a C&D because what you are spreading around the internet is unfounded and damaging to their company.
I am not saying that is what they are doing but it sure is a possibility.
That being said...I still think you should release this security vulnerability