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Europe funds secure operating system research

Apr 28, 2009, 13:02 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Kirk)

"The €2.5 million (US$3.3 million) grant will fund three researchers and two programmers, said Andrew S. Tanenbaum, a computer science professor at Vrije Universiteit in the Netherlands.

"Tanenbaum developed Minix, an operating system based somewhat on Unix that has a small code base and implements strong security controls.

"The latest grant will allow further research into a making the operating system capable of fixing itself when a bug is detected, allowing computers to be a more reliable, Tanenbaum said."

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