McAfee blames open source for all the worlds evils


...On one hand, the McAfee position is Jurassic, in that they aver that their proprietary methods yield better software and that they deny the advantages of full disclosure and adhere to the outdated premise of security through obscurity.

On the other, the story merely indicates that McAfee is calling out the fact that crackers are using the same methods and tools and open source developers. However, the accusatory nature of such a statement is absurd, in that no one would impugn Microsoft C/C++ and Visual Studio (and Windows) just because malware authors use them to create their wares (our mals). Open Sources by Dave Rosenberg and Matt Asay | InfoWorld

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 18th July 2006 3:00AM