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The FOSS fakery problem

Jul 28, 2011, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dj Walker-Morgan)

"The answer, unfortunately, is no, because there are people who are more than happy to use open source to distribute malware. This shouldn't be surprising when you consider there are scareware merchants who are prepared to trick users into believing their systems are infected with viruses to get them to pay for non-functioning anti-virus software which often includes malware. These criminal types have another trick up their sleeve: they can take popular open source programs, compile in their malware or just bundle it into the installer, and then advertise it for sale on the net."

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