PolicyKit: looser limitations, tighter security for Linux applications

Monday, 12 November 2007, 5:24 PM EST

We’re used to think of system-enforced access policies as crude and coarse-grained, such as the setuid permission bit that lets a user execute a program as the file’s owner. Fine-grained access has to be enforced by individual applications, a laborious coding process that is weakened by not being able to take advantage of underlying operation system security. PolicyKit, developed by Red Hat and included in Fedora 8, ameliorates this unsatisfactory situation.

At O'Reilly.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The synergy of hackers and tools at the Black Hat Arsenal

Posted on 27 August 2014.  |  Tucked away from the glamour of the vendor booths and the large presentation rooms filled with rockstar sessions, was the Arsenal - a place where developers were able to present their security tools and grow their community.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Aug 29th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //