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

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“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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