Five Ways SELinux May Surprise You
May 06, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank Mayer)
[ Thanks to E.
Stride for this link. ]
"By now, most people in the Linux world have heard of Security
Enhanced Linux (SELinux). Since its initial release by the National
Security Agency in 1999, SELinux has become a standard part of the
Linux kernel and a supported capability in many Linux distributions
including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
"What you may not realize is all the ways SELinux is being
applied to a variety of security challenges. Just because SELinux
was initially developed by the military does not mean it is only
useful to complicated security problems and large-budget
organizations--SELinux is for you too. And despite what you might
have heard, you don't need to be an expert to reap the benefits of
SELinux's powerful protection features..."