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Linux.com: Making a Distribution Secure

Dec 11, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"There's no dearth of Linux distributions to choose from. With so many to choose from, one might think it's as easy as picking up the Linux kernel, throwing in a few applications, setting up respositories, making ISOs and you've got a shiny new Linux distro. Well, there's more to a Linux distro than assembling applications and making sure everything works. A lot of time and effort, at least for major distros, is spent on making the distribution secure and getting updates out in a timely fashion.

"To start with, all major distributions have security teams that collaborate with the main release team to ensure no vulnerable packages make their way into the final release..."

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