Microsoft Code Leak Invokes Issues Beyond Security

Posted by dave on Feb 17, 2004 12:41 PM EDT
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The recent disclosure of a security hole revealed through the leak of Microsoft Windows 2000 and NT source code is raising several issues that the software giant will have to face as a result of the breach. Analysts are indicating that the leak could have a profound effect not only on the security of Microsoft's software but also on the company's worldwide reputation. The source-code leak -- coupled with a new Internet Explorer vulnerability discovered over the weekend -- mark the beginning of what is expected to be a painful period for Microsoft.

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