Microsoft's Beta Site Hacked

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  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    http://news.com.com/2100-1001-962333.html?tag=fd_top_1

    Microsoft is investigating a security breach on a server that hosts its Windows beta community, which allows more than 20,000 Windows users a chance to test software that is still in development.

    With 20,000 beta testers, I doubt they got somethign they isn't already being distributed illegally in the usual places.

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    uhhhh... the security breach was *supposed* to happen... yeah, that's it, it's a feature, not a bug... hehehe

    ;)
    pnw
     
  4. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    It's MS's version of AppleShare.
     
  5. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    But you see Apple share wasn't Supposto have a built in hacking feature.
    ;) :D
     
  6. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    That's the whole poinnt. Microsofts version of Appleshare is sharing through easily hackable systems.
     
  7. Iain68 macrumors newbie

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    What does it matter, that site is hacked like 10 times a month anyhow. Although i sure wish those guys would have taken teh source and released it. Talk about a fast way to go open source, Go Linux!:D
     
  8. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Okay so we have to innovative Microsoft technologies now.

    1) Sharring through easy hackability.

    2) Open Source through easy hackability.

    This is great they didn't even have to write the OS to share or present open source software it's all right in there with out them trying.
     
  9. Iain68 macrumors newbie

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    The reason I said it should go open source, is that Microsoft would loose a ton of money. It would also get rid of these stupid fights between Microsoft and Congress, remeber when it they were fighting for the source code to be released.
     
  10. Computer_Phreak macrumors 6502

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    hey you guys want to write a virus (for windows) that does the following:

    - DDOS's www.microsoft.com (on bootup)
    - Distributes itself to others on person's mailing list (excluding those that have @mac.com on the end of them)


    What do you think?
     

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