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Source code leak

On September 23, 2020, source code for Windows XP with Service Pack 1 and
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was leaked onto the imageboard 4chan by an unknown user. Anonymous users managed to compile the code, as well as a Twitter user who posted videos of the process on YouTube proving that the code was Windows Genuine Advantage, genuine. The videos were later removed on copyright grounds by
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. The leak was incomplete as it was missing the Winlogon source code and some other components. The original leak itself was spread using Magnet URI scheme, magnet links and torrent files whose payload originally included Server 2003 and XP source code and which was later updated with additional files, among which were previous leaks of Microsoft products, its patents, media about conspiracy theories on Bill Gates by Vaccine hesitancy, anti-vaccination movements and an assortment of PDF files on different topics. Microsoft issued a statement stating that it was investigating the leaks.

See also

* BlueKeep (security vulnerability) * Comparison of operating systems * History of operating systems * Legacy system * List of operating systems


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Windows XP End of Support

Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4012598)
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