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LinuxInsider: Malware Writers Using Open-Source Tactics

Sep 10, 2004, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John P. Mello JR.)

"The techniques used to develop open-source software like Linux have proven to be so effective that they've been adopted by malware writers to improve their mischievous ways.

"'There's a community of worm builders creating, almost in an open-source fashion, Trojan source code that can be downloaded, compiled and released into the wild,' said Scott Chasin, CTO of e-mail defense solutions company MX Logic in Denver, Colorado..."

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