Linux vulnerable to infiltration
Linux source code could be infiltrated by dubious elements, including spies, according to a white paper released by Dan O'Dowd, chief executive officer of Green Hills Software Inc.
This is his second white paper in a series that his company describes as being focused on "the urgent security threat posed by the use of the Linux operating system in U.S. defense systems, including the Future Combat System and Global Information Grid."
Provocatively titled "'Many Eyes' - No Assurance Against Many Spies," Tuesday's paper debunks the fallacy that the "many eyes" with access to Linux source code ensure that it is free of Trojan horses or other malicious software.
By LinuxWorld staff at Computerworld.
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