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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 09:41:17 -0500
From: "Bernie, CTA" <cta@...in.net>
To: <full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com>, <bugtraq@...urityfocus.com>,
   <ntbugtraq@...tserv.ntbugtraq.com>
Subject: Re: Microsoft confirms source code leak


On 12 Feb 2004 at 18:49, Thor Larholm wrote:

> There has been discussions on this mailing list as well as others
> about a possible leak of Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4 source
> code.
> 
> Microsoft has now confirmed these rumours to be true.
> 
> http://www.komotv.com/stories/29778.htm
> 
<<<
Does it not appear that the leak could have been done to ensure 
that M$ has a legal argument to abate liability in case they are 
sued?

e.g., "Its not our fault, the leaked source code allowed hackers 
to exploit the operating system and attack machines running some 
versions of Windows which in turn may have caused damage to Mr. 
X.  If it wasn't for the leak this would not have likely 
happened."
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Euclidean Systems, Inc.
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