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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oops!BSD? We might need to re-evaluate our beliefs in the security of OpenBSD.

OpenBSD is widely hailed as the most secure of the generally available non-hardened operating systems (that is, excluding operating systems designed to specific security constraints, such as GEMSOS, and LOCK).

A recently released email might change this view, if found to not be a hoax.

See http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=129236621626462&w=2 and prepare to don your conspiracy hats...

As an aside, I can highly recommend the book "Operating System Security (Synthesis Lectures on Information Security, Privacy, and Trust)" by Trent Jaeger for an excellent review of trusted operating systems to the interested reader.


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