Hackers learn from open source

Monday, 17 July 2006, 6:10 PM EST

Hackers are taking a page from the open-source playbook, using the same techniques that made Linux and Apache successes to improve their malicious software, according to McAfee Inc.

Nowhere is this more apparent than within the growing families of "bot" software, which allow hackers to remotely control infected computers.

At InfoWorld.

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