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 binarycrusader on Sun 13th Aug 2006 04:00 UTC in reply to "Correctness matters"
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Agreed. However, in the spirit of "correctness matters," it's important to note that OpenBSD cannot rightfully be called the "Most Secure Unix OS." Notably because it is not UNIX. It is UNIX-like, and provides many of the features that UNIX provides, but it does not comply with the Single UNIX Specification standards.

So, arguably, with only a handful of true UNIX operating systems left, such as: Mac OS X (which as of Leopard will be certified -- see Apple website), Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, SCO UNIX, and maybe one or two others I can't think of at the moment -- which of those is the most secure? That would be a very interesting thing to find out.

While OpenBSD isn't really UNIX, its contributions are certainly invaluable and its work should not be ignored .

Edited 2006-08-13 04:07

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