Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Aug 2011 17:29 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
OSNews, Generic OSes "What would an operating system look like it if were redesigned with security in mind? Joanna Rutkowska thinks she has the answer with the development of Qubes OS. We sit down for an interview with Joanna to discuss the way Qubes OS augments security."
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RE: Secure OS?
by said1 on Wed 31st Aug 2011 13:47 UTC in reply to "Secure OS?"
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2011-08-31

Talking of Unix like OSes as "Designed for Security" is a true oxymoron. Sandboxing and in depth code reviews a la OpenBSD don't help you very much when you have millions of lines of code running in kernel mode.
A far better choice would be a formally verified microkernel like seL4, where you don't even need that heavy sandboxing to properly isolate applications.

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