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NewsForge: McAfee's New Security Journal: Sage is Not Sage

Jul 17, 2006, 19:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"The first issue of Sage, a new security journal published by McAfee's Avert Labs, appears today and is available for download as a PDF from the McAfee Web site. Dave Marcus, Security Research and Communications Manager for McAfee's Avert Labs, briefed NewsForge on the publication's launch, goals, and the content of the initial issue last week. In that briefing, Marcus admitted there were some 'controversial' opinions contained in the inaugural issue, but said they were not attempts to create FUD about open source. I've since had a chance to review the first issue and have my own opinion about that.

"Three things are made clear in the first issue: First, there is a financial motivation to today's malware, which should be obvious already. Second, McAfee Avert Labs thinks full disclosure is a bad idea. Finally, and unfortunately, the Sage editorial staff feels it is okay to conflate open source software development with the security problems that plague the world of proprietary software..."

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