Security limits Linux in government

    Date02 Aug 2000
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The biggest threat to Linux becoming the software of choice in government circles is that there is no third-party verification, certification or evaluation of it, Linux devotees were told last month. The operating system also fails to meet Common Criteria . . . The biggest threat to Linux becoming the software of choice in government circles is that there is no third-party verification, certification or evaluation of it, Linux devotees were told last month. The operating system also fails to meet Common Criteria (CC) requirements -- an international agreement and protocol regarding security criteria -- according to Linda Walsh, a member of Silicon Graphics Inc.'s Trust Technology group. Walsh spoke at the U.K. Unix User Group Linux 2000 Developers' Conference held July 7-9 in London.
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