Leaked Windows XP source code poses major security risk

Leaked Windows XP source code poses major security risk

After the supposed source code was leaked, Windows XP could have serious security problems.

Windows XP is back in the news almost 20 years after it came out. A series of files that claim to have the source code of the most popular version of the operating system made by the Redmond company spread like wildfire on the anonymous 4chan forum. This has made cybersecurity experts worried.

It was one of the PC operating systems that started a new era. Despite that, it is still used in many ways today. In particular, around 25 million devices around the world are using this version of the software. Ranging from personal computers to business-focused and support machines

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Leaking its source code could be a huge problem for security on many levels. Some experts have already pointed out that if the code is real, it could have an effect on everything from banks to government systems. Even scarier would be if newer versions of Windows retained some of XP code, which would make it easier for hackers.

The source code files for Windows XP

These and a bunch of other documents and pieces of code have been posted on 4chan. In total, 43 GB information that, if it turns out to be true, could cause problems in the future. In addition to the ones listed above, Windows Server 2003, MS DOS 3.30, MS DOS 6.0, Windows 2000, Windows CE 3, Windows CE 4, Windows CE 5, Windows Embedded 7, Windows Embedded CE, Windows NT 3.5, and Windows NT 4 are also represented.

Along with the above files, the leaked data and information also includes other files. For example, there is a folder inside that has a bunch of conspiracy videos about Bill Gates. There have been a lot of theories about the company’s founder lately, particularly when it comes to the Covid. 5G, and what role it could have played in all of this. None of them, of course, have anything to do with what the former CEO did.

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