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Now The Bad Guys Are Using Open Source Too

colinneagle (2544914) writes | more than 2 years ago

Operating Systems 0

colinneagle writes "What is good for the goose, is good for the gander, right? Open source has been so successful in giving us software like Linux, Apache, Hadoop, etc., why wouldn't the open source method work with other types of software? Probably no one expected that the criminals behind vast malware trojans would adopt open source methods to make their malware more dangerous, but they have. According to this report from Seculert Research, the makers of Citadel, a variant of the Zeus Trojan are using open source models to hone their code and make the Trojan more dangerous."
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