|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Secure Linuxby xenbo (Beadle)
|on Sep 15, 2001 at 22:36 UTC||Need Help??|
This might be a little(!) off topic, but I thought some fellow monks might get a kick out of it. Reap me if you see fit.
Let's play a game of guess the quote:
"The results of several previous research projects in this area have been incorporated in a security-enhanced Linux system. This version of Linux has a strong, flexible mandatory access control architecture incorporated into the major subsystems of the kernel. The system provides a mechanism to enforce the separation of information based on confidentiality and integrity requirements. This allows threats of tampering and bypassing of application security mechanisms to be addressed and enables the confinement of damage that can be caused by malicious or flawed applications."
If you said the NSA (National Security Agency), then you're right.
NSA's Security Enhanced Linux
I don't know how anyone else feels, but this blew me away - the NS-freakin'-A with their own distro...I haven't had time to look much at it, but I'm pretty sure that source is included...and it's GNU GPL...
Again, sorry about the off-topicness, but I just thought some of you might find this interesting.