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Source: Seattle Times - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Hacks/Cracks A top Microsoft executive revealed yesterday how a hacker was able to view some of the company's top-secret source code last October, shedding light on a notorious attack that raised concern worldwide about network security. A hacker gained broad access because . . . A top Microsoft executive revealed yesterday how a hacker was able to view some of the company's top-secret source code last October, shedding light on a notorious attack that raised concern worldwide about network security. A hacker gained broad access because an employee forgot to create a password when configuring a server, leaving the password blank, said Bob Herbold, Microsoft executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Herbold, who is retiring to start a consulting business, gave the most detailed account of the attack yet during a lecture at the University of Washington Business School, where he was discussing the state of the technology industry for an audience of executives and school supporters.

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