“Are you one of the many Windows users feeling a teensy bit insecure today? In the latest security snafu to befall Microsoft, news broke last night that a portion of the source code related to Windows 2000 and NT has been leaked. Whether this is earth shattering or merely embarrassing remains to be seen, but there are clear ramifications,” Alyce Lomax writes for The Motley Fool.
Lomax writes, “It may still be too soon for a huge exodus of consumer and business computer users switching to Apple or to the Linux open-source operating systems, like that provided by Red Hat, but Microsoft’s closed source code and huge deployed base make it a tempting target to the virulently inclined.”
Lomax writes, “News of security problems has been coming at a furious pace. As if the recent widespread worm attack weren’t enough,