Monday, March 06, 2006

On security scandals

For those who wish to watch a great fun scandal unfold in a security realm, check out this one: mysterious MARA ( vs anti-virus companies.

Here is an excerpt from a pretty exciting ZDnet article summarizing some [real or made-up, who can really tell] "facts" about the case.

Standoff over PC-to-mobile jumping code Tech News on ZDNet: "MARA researchers said that some antivirus companies had attempted to 'bully' the code out of them, while the antivirus companies say they aren't prepared to comply with the conditions that MARA wants to impose on them before they get access to the code for Crossover."

In any case, for open sharing of malware samples head out to "Offensive Computing"

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