Virus writers use open-source methods

In its Global Threat Report for 2006, McAfee warned that more hackers are sharing source code and ideas freely. This includes distributing source code with documented explanations and annotations of how that code works, which helps programmers adapt it.

McAfee said that this can be an extremely effective way of developing code, both legitimate and malicious.

“Like any powerful tool, open source can also be used for malicious purposes, particularly in security,” McAfee said in its Global Threat Report for 2006.

Read this article from ZDNet News


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