Does publishing virus source codes help security?
Are Web sites that publish the source code of viruses and other exploits helping or hindering security efforts? Publishing the source codes of viruses and other exploits increases security by helping companies to prepare for the worst, according to the editor of one such site. But this view is strongly disputed by antivirus companies and security experts. French Web site K-otik is infamous for posting source codes that could be used to exploit vulnerabilities in products that include Cisco’s IOS, Microsoft’s Windows and Linux. Full Story