Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Microsoft Windows XP And Vista

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-12-04, 03:31 PM   #1
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,992
Default Windows 2000 and NT source code leak

From http://www.neowin.net
Quote:
Neowin has learned of shocking and potentially devastating news. It would appear that two packages are circulating on the internet, one being the source code to Windows 2000, and the other being the source code to Windows NT. At this time, it is hard to establish whether or not full code has leaked, and this will undoubtedly remain the situation until an attempt is made to compile them. Microsoft are currently unavailable for comment surrounding this leak so we have no official response from them at the time of writing...
If this is true then please report anything you may know regarding this to Microsoft's Piracy Department. (http://www.microsoft.com/piracy)
Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-04, 09:51 PM   #2
anzak
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,553
Default

This is bad... very bad. Since the source code has been leaked anyone could find vunrabilitys in the Windows 2000, NT, and XP because windows XP uses the 2000 core. If this was to happen I can't see where any software firewall would help since it runs on windows. Routers on the other hand should work since it does not rely on windows to block incoming traffic. This is a major issue, many of my friends are already going to switch to linux and if the problem is not resolved I may also do the same.
anzak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-04, 09:54 PM   #3
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,992
Default

Yeah, looks like this actually did happen although Microsoft is saying that what was leaked was "incomplete portions"...

http://tinyurl.com/3y6mc
Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-04, 09:55 PM   #4
digiwanderer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by MaxPower
Yeah, looks like this actually did happen although Microsoft is saying that what was leaked was "incomplete portions"...

http://tinyurl.com/3y6mc
Yeah, "incomplete portions" of the kernal!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-04, 10:20 PM   #5
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,992
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by John Hayden
Yeah, "incomplete portions" of the kernal!
Kernal? wassat? j/k
Where did you read reports indicating that the kernel, specifically, was leaked? I've seen no mention of this on any of the news reports although I have seen it alluded to on slashdot.org...
Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-04, 10:23 PM   #6
digiwanderer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by MaxPower
Kernal? wassat? j/k
Sorry, I was in popcorn mode.

Since you made fun of my spelling I guess I won't tell ya where I heard it from.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-04, 10:27 PM   #7
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,992
Default

Oh now I was j/k Heck, missssspelling is par for the course in forums.

So, *munch munch* where did you hear it from?

/me think popcorn sounds good so just nuked a bag

Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-04, 10:38 PM   #8
Malfunction
 
Malfunction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Posts: 1,002
Default

http://www.cryptonomicon.net/modules...rticle&sid=671



Steve Balmer assures us:
Quote:
Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer, "I can assure you that we know there has been no compromise of the integrity of the source code; that it has not been modified or tampered with in any way."
Peace,

Malfunction is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 02-12-04, 11:15 PM   #9
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,992
Default

From the same artilce you linked to:
Quote:
That quote is remarkably similar to one from a BBC News Online Story, Microsoft software 'stolen', which discusses an October 2000 computer break-in at Microsoft, indicating that there may be some confusion about the occurance.

But Ballmer's comments, whether they were made today or several years ago, do little to allay the fears of some.
Eh, the coming days will bring more concrete answers. I bet the end result is somewhere between "OMG, the sky is falling!!!" and "meh"
Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-04, 07:48 AM   #10
DaveW
Its me! Hurray!
 
DaveW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Brit in USA
Posts: 1,203
Default

Official statement from Micro$oft:

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...dowssource.asp
__________________

Core2 Q9400 @ 3.0, eVGA GTX 260, 4G DDR 800, Vista64
DaveW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-04, 08:37 AM   #11
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,992
Default

Cool, thanks for the link.
Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-04, 09:02 AM   #12
Malfunction
 
Malfunction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Posts: 1,002
Default

In essence, this is about the third parties source code that they were given to improve security measures and now it has been leaked from my understanding. The third parties in question *could be the other countries that MS was required by the Deparment of Homeland Security to offer it's source to awhile back if you recall.

Wow, big surprise there it was leaked...lol. If I was MS, I would have counted on that and known fully what I was required to release would not affect my products as a whole. I am sure they had to consider that right?

Peace,

Malfunction is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.