"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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