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Almost two decades after it was launched, the source code for Windows XP has apparently been leaked to the web. Same goes for Windows Server 2003 and a few other Windows operating systems, all as part of a massive data dump. We have not taken a deep dive into the code, but there are several reports of the contents being legitimate. The roundup of Windows XP and other OS source code was packaged up in a 42.9 gigabyte (GB) torrent file and shared on 4chan. According to the comments in the thread, Windows XP's source code has been shared privately for years (Microsoft has afforded access to governments and certain organizations), but this is the first time we are of that it has been leaked publicly.... Read more...
Last week, a semi-anonymous hacker made headlines when they brazenly posted supposed source code to GitHub outlining chunks of AMD's next-generation Radeon DNA 2 (RDNA 2) GPU architecture, as found in the upcoming Xbox Series X game console. The hacker valued the stolen data at $100 million, but can it really be classified as source code? And is it truly that valuable? Maybe not. The hacker claimed to have gotten their mitts on various source files pertaining to different versions of AMD's graphics technology, the most interesting of which is Arden, the codename of the GPU inside the Xbox Series X. AMD managed to get the code removed from GitHub by filing a DMCA take down request. The hacker... Read more...