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eWeek: MS Source Code and the Lesson of Pandora's Box

Feb 17, 2004, 22:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Eventually, everything secret leaks. The fact that you ate the last cookie, that you didn't take out the trash, or that you looked at the source code for Windows 2000 Service Patch 1... it all comes out eventually.

"But let's face it, peeking at W2K's source code is a much, much bigger deal.

"Most of the attention over the release has been, rightly I think, focused on the fact that with this code out there it will be an awful lot easier for crackers to break into W2K systems and write viruses and worms..."

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