Linux.com: Making a Distribution Secure
Dec 11, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)
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"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..."