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Financial Post: Operating system designed to foil hackers: Calgary co-ordinator

May 25, 1999, 10:04 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Every day, deep in the bowels of a windowless, white room in a Washington, D.C., office building, millions of bytes of top-secret U.S. government data shunt silently between a few dozen expensive computers."

"Among the arsenal of hardware and software assembled to protect that data is OpenBSD, an operating system that, for the last five years or so, has consumed the life of Theo DeRaadt, a 31-year-old University of Calgary computer science grad who is an advocate of the radical idea that security flaws in today's software programs are a byproduct of nothing more than a hurried, rushed, and flawed software development process."

``We started finding out that it isn't really about security; it's really about quality of software,'' Mr. DeRaadt said."

``It's been one of our main goals to be the most secure operating system out there.''

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