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Microsoft hacks (2003)
Microsoft hacks (2003)
Then: I did it because I wanted to seem petty and vindictive.

"There is no business justification. That's not why I did it."
--Lindows.com founder Michael Robertson, whose rhymes-with-Windows company is in the midst of a legal dispute with Microsoft, on the revelation that he's the formerly anonymous donor behind a $200,000 contest to hack Microsoft's Xbox

Now: Feel a draft? Must be that open back door.

In August 2006, Microsoft unveils an early version of its upcoming Vista operating system at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. While Microsoft is busy touting Vista's new security features, researcher Joanna Rutkowska is in another room, demonstrating how to hack into the system.

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