Last week, a batch of files claiming to be the source code for Windows XP SP1 were leaked online, reaching 43GB, sparking a heated debate. Microsoft’s response has remained calm, stuck in the positive survey. After many days of precipitation,media further confirmed that this batch of XP and Server 2003 code is true, NDETV even used to compile a working operating system.
However, experts say the lack of necessary components, such as winlogon.exe, prevents it from being packaged into a distributable operating system, but it also leaves room for imagination to boot a “retail” operating system.
Worse, of course, with this code, enthusiasts and hackers are gaining a deeper understanding of how Windows works at the bottom, which can be a serious security risk.
Earlier, it was reported that the source of the code leak is the academic circle, because Microsoft since 2001 with universities, research institutions, government and other sharing of Windows source code, to multi-verification completeness and security and so on. However, the anti-virus circle is a bleak consequence, emphasizing that WinXP user volume has been very small and long-term is fragile operating system, there will be no “worse” situation in the future.