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Network World: Does Open Source Encourage Rootkits?

Apr 17, 2006, 16:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ellen Messmer)

"Rootkits are becoming more prevalent and difficult to detect, and security vendor McAfee says the blame falls squarely on the open source community.

"In its 'Rootkits' report being published today, McAfee says the number of rootkits it has collected as malware samples has jumped ninefold this quarter compared with the same quarter a year ago..."

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