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VMware Source Code Leak Reveals Virtualization Security Concerns Print E-mail
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Source: Server Watch - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection When virtualization technology giant VMware admitted last week that some of the confidential source code for its ESX hypervisor had been leaked, the world didn't quite know whether this was a bombshell or something barely worth raising an eyebrow about. The story behind the leak is this: a hacker known only as "Hardcore Charlie" claims to have infiltrated the systems of the China National Import and Export Corp and got his hands on 300MB of the hypervisor source code. (It's not uncommon for VMware to share its code with other companies involved in server virtualization to enable them to develop complementary products, according to VMware.) Hardcore Charlie reportedly posted samples ó which date back to 2003 ó on the code sharing site Pastebin, and says that more will be posted in the future.

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