David Mandl on 27 Oct 2000 16:45:20 -0000

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<nettime> Microsoft theft

>From today's Wall Street Journal:

"Microsoft and U.S. authorities are probing a computer break-in at the
company's headquarters by hackers believed to have stolen blueprints
of its most valuable software programs."

I think this should be treated not as a case of theft but as a serious
terrorist threat akin to stealing plutonium from a nuclear-weapons
facility.  The greatest danger is that someone will incorporate this
code into the world's otherwise healthy software and the disease will
spread out of control.


Dave Mandl

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