Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 12th Aug 2006 19:07 UTC
OpenBSD OpenBSD strives to be the most secure UNIX derivation. Design principles, such as code auditing, extensive use of encryption, and careful configuration choices, combine to ensure OpenBSD's secure by default philosophy holds true. This article gives you a close look at the operating system so secure that it was once banned for use in a DEF CON competition, where crackers go after each other's systems.
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RE: Correctness matters
by poohgee on Sun 13th Aug 2006 02:03 UTC in reply to "Correctness matters"
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Certainly agree - I wish there really was more concern about security for Linux kernel not just addon projects to patch things .

The constant security anouncements for the kernel (& the rest) constantly remind me of the lack of security focus in Linux & how OpenBSD has the philosophy Id actually like to see in Linux .

I guess that it is ,like bug fixing ,another one of these things less rewarding than adding fancy new features.

The "Linux is secure mantra" is kind of hollow with constant security advisories compared to OpenBSD & exploits which are possible on Linux ,OSX & Windows.

Just IMO ;)

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