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CNET News.com: Microsoft hacker challenge foiled

Aug 06, 1999, 13:24 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephanie Miles)

"Tuesday, Microsoft began testing a Windows 2000 site that challenges beta testers to find and exploit potential security holes or vulnerabilities in a server running the company's forthcoming operating system. Expected to launch by the end of this year, Windows 2000 is the company's most secure and stable operating system yet, Microsoft says."

"Naturally, the site had drawn the attention of a number of would-be crackers."

"But before anyone could get a crack at it, the site came down on all on its own, and has remained hard to reach."

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