Leak of Windows 10 Source Code Raises Security Concerns

Rhett Jones reports:

Microsoft has confirmed that a significant chunk of its source code for Windows 10 was posted to a repository called BetaArchive. The exact size of the leak has been disputed, but the data reportedly comes from the Shared Source Kit that Microsoft distributes to trusted partners.

First reported by The Register and confirmed by Microsoft on Friday night, the leak contains source code “to the base Windows 10 hardware drivers plus Redmond’s PnP code, its USB and Wi-Fi stacks, its storage drivers, and ARM-specific OneCore kernel code.” With that information, a hacker can hunt for vulnerabilities within some of the most trusted levels of the operating system. The code also reportedly contains the private debugging symbols that are normally stripped from public releases. These symbols give programmers extra information about which functions and data a piece of code is calling.

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3 comments to “Leak of Windows 10 Source Code Raises Security Concerns”

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  1. Trent - June 25, 2017

    Well… That’s just awesome. I think you’re going to need help reporting future breaches.

  2. ECA - June 25, 2017

    I read this..and saw it was in the 18(?)T amounts..
    WHO was monitoring the system??
    Another Automated server Hacked by Time and effort..
    Sitting on a server MANY hours..
    Back door’ed?
    Stolen ID and password?

    No security or verification system to TELL them who and WHERE the person was??

  3. Roknrol - June 27, 2017

    I’m more curious to see what backdoors and holes are found in the code, frankly. I think when it comes to privacy and security that’s more important than whether or not M$ is capable of securing their network.

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