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Microsoft miscues come in bunches

The company stumbles in trying to locate the source of leaked software code that's still being developed and in patching a security hole that could allow unintended access to Web sites.

 

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Microsoft stumbles in trying to locate the source of leaked software code that's still being developed and in patching a security hole that could allow unintended access to Web sites.

"Microsoft failed to locate the leak...and other confidential information may be released in the future."

- Bob Stein, Active Win Web site

 


Microsoft's Whistler leaked onto Web again
It's happened again: A test copy of Whistler, the software giant's future operating system for consumers, has found its way onto the Internet.

Windows Me to include networking technology
In an about-face, the software maker decides to include software in its new operating system that will allow consumers to hook their PCs into networking software from two competitors.

Microsoft security hole puts Web sites at risk
The company is battling a second security problem in Web management software used on hundreds of thousands of Web sites around the world.

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Microsoft file could allow access to Web sites
update The software giant says its engineers included a secret back door including the phrase "Netscape engineers are weenies!" in Web site authoring software that could allow hackers to gain unauthorized access to potentially thousands of Web sites.