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Microsoft Windows 10 source code leaked

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 26, 2017, 9:13 pm IST
Updated : Jun 26, 2017, 9:13 pm IST

The leaked data looks to be coming from Microsoft’s own servers and is dated March 2017.

According to a report from The Register, they have revealed that the data includes not only internal builds of Windows 10.
 According to a report from The Register, they have revealed that the data includes not only internal builds of Windows 10.

Over 30 terabytes of data from Microsoft has been leaked, including sources for the operating system’s hardware which would allow hackers to find vulnerabilities and also create exploits substantially easier.

The leaked data looks to be coming from Microsoft’s own servers and is dated March 2017, comprising even Windows 10 tools which the company uses internally for troubleshooting, testing, and debugging. The builds were never supposed to be public, and they include symbols that are being used by Microsoft so as to determine each specific version.

 

According to a report from The Register, they have revealed that the data includes not only internal builds of Windows 10, but also Windows Server 2016, as well as the code for Shared Source Kit, which in its turn compromises data from the Windows 10 hardware source code, PnP code, USB and Wi-Fi stacks, Storage drivers, and ARM kernel code.

Furthermore, the leaked data has also been stated to include the Windows 10 Mobile Adaption Kit which is an unreleased solution developed by Microsoft which the company uses to run specific Windows 10 applications on smartphones. The Adaption Kit is believed to be part of Microsoft’s new toolset for the Windows 10 Mobile refresh which is expected later this year or maybe in early 2018.

 

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