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Linux Security, Then and Now

Aug 14, 2010, 03:06 (6 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Naomi for this link. ]

"Linux is inherently not a secure operating system. The reason it's not secure is because Linux was based on the architectural design of UNIX, and the creators of UNIX didn't care about security – it was 1969 after all.

""The first fact to face is that UNIX was not developed with security, in any realistic sense, in mind; this fact alone guarantees a vast number of holes," Dennis Ritchie wrote in his paper, "On the Security of UNIX" in 1979.

"At LinuxCon in Boston on Tuesday, Red Hat's James Morris, a Linux kernel developer who lives in Syndey, Australia, spoke about how Linux has evolved in the last ten years to overcome the inherent lack of a security model in Linux."

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