October 27, 2000

Ballmer says MS break-in 'not damaging'

Author: JT Smith

More followup on stories that Microsoft has been cracked and its source code stolen. Reuters on ZDNet: Microsoft President and CEO Steve Ballmer said Friday the break-in was not damaging, although the crackers may have gotten access to "key programs." Meanwhile, Slashdot readers comment on the break-in. One says: "It's just about the software which comes with NT and Microsoft sells for NT and everybody uses on NT.
An equally stupidly-designed UNIX mail reader would be equally bad. But most UNIX systems don't use
such software."
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