So as not to disappoint readers who come here expecting to find schadenfreude whenever something bad happens to Microsoft, I’ll mention that Microsoft’s internal network was compromised recently. According to Microsoft, crackers who used a password-gathering Trojan horse/worm, broke into an employee’s home machine that was connected to Microsoft’s network and then moved outward from there. Microsoft admits that the crackers did access some source code to a non-core product, and the duration of the compromise is not known. A lot of people are using this incident as a referendum on Microsoft the company, or on the level of security provided by Microsoft products. My opinion is that this can happen to anybody. I’d be surprised if this were Microsoft’s first compromise.