Microsoft challenges hackers to break into Windows 2000

In a controversial move, Microsoft Corporation has made one of its Windows 2000 Servers on the Internet available to hackers, inviting people to attempt to break in. The goal: To make Windows 2000 as industrial strength as possible. The company says it is looking for any "magic bullet" attacks that can kill it, and has asked hackers to follow some simple rules so that they can determine the validity of any attacks. Since the server went online Tuesday morning, it has yet to be hacked.

Feel you've got the right stuff? Head on over to the Windows 2000 Test site and find out.

Note: At the time of this writing, the server was unavailable, but its expected to be back up soon

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