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eWeek: In Operating Systems We Trust

Sep 07, 2004, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"eWEEK Labs tested two trusted operating system products: the National Security Agency's SELinux, which makes Linux into a trusted operating system, and Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Trusted Solaris 8. Both have access controls that are much more fine-grained than those in mainstream operating systems, limiting the damage that can be done by an attacker who takes control of a process running with root privileges by minimizing the permissions of that process.

"SELinux, Trusted Solaris and other trusted operating system products are particularly good for systems hosting Web-facing services that must be exposed to potential attacks over the Internet to serve their functions..."

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