UPDATE: 32TB of Windows source code and betas have NOT been leaked

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    It seems a huge amount of Windows software has been leaked, from an internal source. 32 terabytes of data, including, but not limited to beta copies of Windows 10, developer software, and potentially the most important of them all-- source code. UK news site, The Register, were the ones to initially break the story, claiming that these confidential testing builds and other data came from a source inside Microsoft, back in March 2017. The files were then uploaded on June 19, to Beta Archive, though they were removed shortly after. With the "shared source code kit" being available to the public, this means that users may be able to better customize Windows to their liking, but it also comes with the fact that this leaves users' security vulnerable and compromised, if one manages to use the source code to create a dangerous virus or exploit. The source below contains more intricate details on the matter.

    EDIT: response from a Beta Archive admin

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    Hah this is more like it, great work from chary as always
     
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    This is what should have happened with star craft.
     
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    If Windows was open source from the start this wouldn't be a big deal :^)
     
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    Damn that's bigger than my porn stash!

    Honestly, I'm not surprised anymore with Windows and its shitty security.
     
  9. MajinCubyan

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    Windows 1 Scorpio when?

    But seriously, this could go really good or really bad. Time will tell I guess.
     
  10. dpad_5678

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    ARM versions? RPi Win 10???
     
  11. KevinX8

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    Uh that's already thing m8 Google Windows 10 IoT core
     
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    Yeah, it's been in internal development for ages now, iirc they were almost finished
     
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    I actually am worried about my PC now :unsure:. Lets hope this doesn't lead to everyone being compromised
     
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    Key phrase: IoT core. Not actual Windows.
     
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    Over there ;)
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    Can't wait until whateverthehellthatopensourcewindowsalternativeprojectwas gets a chance to study this
     
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    They have full working windows for arm too, theyve been showing it off lately, don't see why it won't make it to raspberry pi 3 considering it is also an arm 64 device
     
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    Yes, but %otheruser% had mentioned it was already released.
     
  19. HaloEliteLegend

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    Bruh, I live in the middle of Microsoft territory. Their HQ is like a 15 min drive away, every other person here is a Microsoft employee. So if this was an inside-Microsoft source, there's a very real chance it could be a neighbor or someone xD
     
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    inb4 you were the hacker all along
     
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    32 TB...
     
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