NSA preps Spook Linux 0.1

    Date08 Jan 2001
    CategoryGovernment
    3285
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The ultra-secretive US spy agency, the National Security Agency (NSA), has released a prototype for an ultra-secure version of the Linux operating system. Developed in co-operation with industry research partners, the prototype includes enhancements to Linux which provide stronger protection against . . . The ultra-secretive US spy agency, the National Security Agency (NSA), has released a prototype for an ultra-secure version of the Linux operating system. Developed in co-operation with industry research partners, the prototype includes enhancements to Linux which provide stronger protection against the bypassing of application security mechanisms and greater limits on the damage that can be caused by malicious or flawed applications.

    The technology draws heavily on Secure Computing's Type Enforcement framework which protects applications and network services, by segmenting them into domains. This type enforcement framework, together with role-based access control components, define security policy configuration files.

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