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Parts of Microsoft 'Source Code' Leaked to the Internet

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Parts of Microsoft 'Source Code' Leaked to the Internet

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Parts of Microsoft 'Source Code' Leaked to the Internet

Parts of Microsoft 'Source Code' Leaked to the Internet

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Roughly 15 percent of the "source code" for Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 computer operating systems — code usually encrypted to keep it secret — has appeared on some Internet file-sharing networks. A majority of the world's personal computer networks use Microsoft operating system software, and there is debate about whether the leak will be a security risk. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and Wired magazine reporter Michelle Delio.