InfoWorld: McAfee Cries Wolf on Open Source
Jul 30, 2006, 00:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)
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"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..."