Week in review: Windows cracks

    April 11, 2003

Microsoft revealed some of its coveted Windows source code as part of an effort to stave off open-source competitors, but a backdoor leak at the software maker released a different type of code that is sure to please pirates.

A key code for installing Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 leaked onto the Internet, a loss that could lead to widespread piracy of the software. Microsoft confirmed the leak and said it was investigating the matter.

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