February 18, 2004

Windows Trade Secret Code may have been out for 3 years

IT Security firm iDefense says the Windows code may have been leaked as early as 2001, has been modified, and is just now spreading. Not all agree that the release of the code will offer an advantage to malware and virus writers. Microsoft reasserted its claim that the code is copyrighted and a trade secret and that it will take "all appropriate legal actions to protect its intellectual property."

Source: "Microsoft says shared source not to blame for leak"(The Standard, 2/17/04)

See also: Unintended Consequences: Windows Source Code Leaks, Shared (2/13/04)


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