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NEWS - July 17, 2006

by Marianna Schmudlach / July 17, 2006 3:04 AM PDT

New Escalation In The Malware War

The war for control of your computer may be about to enter a whole new level of complexity. Security researcher Joanna Rutkowska has announced that she has created technology which can subvert any computer operating system running on newer X64 hardware.

Read more: http://www.spywareinfo.net/july17,2006#bluepill

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Spyware Weekly Newsletter :: July 17, 2006
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 17, 2006 3:08 AM PDT
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Virus writers use open-source methods
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 17, 2006 5:56 AM PDT
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By Tom Espiner, ZDNet (UK)
Published on ZDNet News: July 17, 2006, 6:19 AM PT

Malicious software writers are increasingly using open-source methodologies when developing their code, according to security company McAfee.

In its Global Threat Report for 2006, McAfee warned that more hackers are sharing source code and ideas freely. This includes distributing source code with documented explanations and annotations of how that code works, which helps programmers adapt it.

McAfee said that this can be an extremely effective way of developing code, both legitimate and malicious.

"Like any powerful tool, open source can also be used for malicious purposes, particularly in security," McAfee said in its Global Threat Report for 2006.

More: http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6094779.html?tag=nl.e550

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