Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jun 2011 15:40 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews OSNews interviews Alexander Tsolkas, security consultant, Director Sales & Marketing at Iπsec Ltd. Germany, and creator of HSS, or High Security Server, a highly secure Linux kernel and a proprietary management Control Panel. We ask him about his product and about the state of ultra high security computing.
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RE[3]: Marketing?
by Soulbender on Thu 30th Jun 2011 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Marketing?"
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So let me give you some answers.n.runs AG is one of the best pentesting companies here in Germany and tested it.

I figured that much but the sentence in the article is confusing.

Call them, one of the two directors is American.

Uh, ok? Is that fact supposed to impress me?

We are not afraid that somebody steels the code for the Unix OS, but for the control panel software (licenseware) which controls the security functions we have implemented.

And why would the 3 letter agencies been interested in the control panel? It's just a front-end to the actual functions. I'm sure any shadow agency worth it's salt could put together a frontend of their own, if they even need one.

We have no intention of making people scary, we are just selling a secure OS.

The answers in the interview has a pretty scare-mongering tone, especially with the "the shadow agencies of the world are out to get our stuff" spiel.

By the way, Chief Developer was Marc Delling. Laugh, we are going to make our money with it anyhow, we already do.

Good for you. Maybe you have a good product, maybe not, but either way you're not doing it any favors with the hyperbole and scare-mongering tone in the interview.

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RE[4]: Marketing?
by dzx6w3 on Thu 30th Jun 2011 19:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Marketing?"
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Yes, we would like to sell the server more. So to bring the discussion on a levels of facts, I suppose, you may wait until I will have translated our whitepaper into English. At the moment we only have the manual in English.


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RE[5]: Marketing?
by Doc Pain on Fri 1st Jul 2011 09:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Marketing?"
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I suppose, you may wait until I will have translated our whitepaper into English.

I hope you will apply more quality to the english version of the whitepaper (really, not uninteresting!) than to the german version witch iss ful of speling erors annd, a typogreffical kattastrofe. :-)

Really, I find your project interesting, and it deserves higher-quality representation text material. You really should invest into a person that knows German sufficiently well (and also can use proper professional typesetting tools for optimal presentation) and can also provide a well written english version. Low quality documentation should not be the reason why a good project is being laughed at.

Pages 5 and 7 are "good" examples full of spelling errors and typographical no-gos. To a professional reader, the missing quality might very well be a reason to stop reading after page 2, which would be sad as the document is quite informative, but very hard to read.

You should also pay more attention at using correct terminology; e. g. page 5 footnote 1 mentiones the IMMUTABLE flag which definitely is not limited to Linux operating systems (only).

As security experts, being precise and correct is mandatory. You see, I'm not insulting you; please see my comment as a friendly advice without any belitteling of you as a person or HSS as a project - see it as constructive criticism including stated reasons.

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