Malware database access sparks debate

Since it was launched in February, the Malware Distribution Project (MD: Pro) has amassed a vast archive of malware code samples. Its pricey access fees and rigorous vetting process are intended to keep dangerous digital weaponry from falling into the wrong hands, but some believe the access restrictions are tedious and detrimental to the information security community.

MD: Pro bills itself as a vast archive of downloadable malware, created to help the security fight back against digital desperados and their wares. It claims to differentiate itself from other archive sites such as Milw0rm and the French Security Incident Response Team (FrSirt) by not only offering access to standard malware, but also undetectable malware and compiled binaries. Malware database access sparks debate

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