Last month, a batch of source code called Windows XP SP1 systems was packaged and sent online, sparking heated discussion. After security experts, code gods and other inspection simulation to confirm that the source code is true, and even compile a set of operational operating system. While Microsoft appears calm on the surface, giving only an “under investigation” response, privately, it is also on the lookarie.
One evidence is that mega-disc source packaging files have been taken down, and Microsoft appears to have intervened in some of Google’s search results pages, including some hard-nosed seed sites.
Also hilariously, users called shaswata56 packaged the source code and uploaded it to Microsoft’s own GitHub. It took 10 days for the code base to be shut down because of DMCA copyright protection requirements.
Some argue that XP source code was shared with the academic community as early as 2001 to check each other for security. Today, however, XP is considered the most vulnerable generation operating system.