Anchor Desk’s Robert Vamosi, Senior Associate Editor, Reviews gives his take on why the leak of Microsoft code IS dangerous.
TO YOU AND ME, it’s just code, but for a criminal hacker, or “cracker,” it’s a treasure trove of new software vulnerabilities waiting to be found. The real danger here is that crackers, using the leaked code, could take us all by surprise and exploit flaws that no one–not even Microsoft–is aware of. That means there’d be no quick fixes for the flaws, and whatever virus, worm, or attack the cracker came up with could continue to cause harm while vendors and security researchers scramble to come up with a solution.
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