"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
"The prototype was developed using the 2.2.12 kernel, and has
not being updated with the latest stable kernel release. So far the
system supports only the x86 architecture and has only been tested
on the Red Hat 6.1 distribution."
"NSA is presenting this system under the terms of the GNU
General Public License with the goal of working with the Linux
community to refine these enhancements for eventual inclusion into
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