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InfoWorld: McAfee Cries Wolf on Open Source

Jul 30, 2006, 00:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

"According to the editor's letter in last week's inaugural edition of Sage, a magazine produced by anti-malware vendor McAfee, 'Open source is not to blame for current security trends.' Maybe not, but apparently it's still expected to take the fall.

"That issue's cover feature, under the headline 'Paying a price for the open source advantage,' devotes some 30 pages to the assertion that malware authors are using 'open source methods' to build better botnets, worms, and viruses. But this is nothing more than a gross and self-serving distortion of the facts..."

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