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Windows 10 Source Code Leaked: Should You Be Worried

32 TB of Windows 10 Source Code and Beta Builds Leaked Online

Microsoft Windows Source Code Leaked Online

What appears to be a major embarrassment to Microsoft may have pulled its millions of customers' information into the wrong hands too as about 32 TB of its Source Code and Beta Builds was uploaded to BetaArchive.com which calls itself "the community for beta collectors" and "one of the webs largest Beta & Abandonware repositories". However, it seems Windows 10 users need not worry much because no sensitive information was included in the information uploaded.

You may get even more relief that BetaArchive owner has reported that the website has taken down about 1.2 TB of the code offline after the initial leak.

This leaked source code was a part of Microsoft's Shared Source Kit. It is basically the source codes for Windows 10 hardware drivers, Plug and Play codes, WiFi stacks and storage drivers like hard-disks. Some of the codes were for 64 bits ARM Cortex chips, and some had private debug symbols.

Also according to people who have gone through its contents, the leak contains different versions of the Windows 10 Mobile Adaptation Kit.

Anyhow, Windows 10 users can rest in peace as no customer information had been leaked. Still, it is surely a matter of concern that Microsoft's security had a loophole which had been exploited.

While some speculate, this incident to be the doing of two men who were arrested in UK for allegedly trying to hack Microsoft, BetaArchive finds that to be quite unlikely.

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