Anti-Piracy Message in Mac OS X Kernel Extension
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X is a kernel extension that runs within Mac OS X, it’s function is thought to insure that Mac OS X is running only on certified Apple hardware.
You can see this kernel extension yourself by going to the Terminal and typing:
kextstat | grep "Dont_Steal"
Apparently the following message gets loaded into memory somewhere:
Your karma check for today:
There once was was a user that whined
his existing OS was so blind,
he’d do better to pirate
an OS that ran great
but found his hardware declined.
Please don’t steal Mac OS!
Really, that’s way uncool.
(C) Apple Computer, Inc.
I wonder if this is one of the kernel extensions that gets replaced or modified with various Hackintosh installs?