October 22, 2021

Did the source code of Windows XP and other versions leak?

A strange 43GB torrent was uploaded today to the forums of the 4chan website , with the creator of the torrent claiming that the source code of many versions of Windows , Windows CE and Windows Embedded is inside .

This torrent contains the source code of:

Windows XP

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

Windows NT 4

Included is a ” Media ” folder with a bizarre collection of conspiracy theories videos against Bill Gates . In addition to the torrent, a smaller 2.9GB ZIP file has been released , which contains only the source code of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Unfortunately, there is no way to confirm the validity of the files, while we await a statement from Microsoft .

Although we are talking about a 20 year old source code , if some pieces of code are still used today they can create problems for users . Leakster points out that the source code of Windows XP has been shared among hackers for years , but it is the first time it has been uploaded to the general public.

Source : bleepingcomputer.com