Security-enhanced Linux provides a locked down OS

Friday, 13 February 2004, 7:25 PM EST

Don't be naive enough to think that because you run Linux you won't be a target for hackers. If you rely on Linux for hosting or transmitting sensitive data, you should check out Security-Enhanced Linux, created by the U.S. NSA and available for free.

First released to the public in January 2001, Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a research project from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) that seeks to enhance the open source Linux kernel: to provide greater protection against corruption; to prevent the bypassing of application security procedures; and to mitigate the destruction caused by malicious or defective applications.

By Michael Mullins at TechRepublic.

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