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Re: [opensuse] This is OT, but you guys are gonna love this one!!
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 20:40:58 -0500
  • Message-id: <45A6E72A.2080600@xxxxxxxxxx>
George Stoianov wrote:
>> operating system, and Novell with its SUSE Linux also asked the NSA
>> what it
>> thought of their products."
>
> ...Thanks!!! it is good to know Novell is giving a permission to the
> NSA to install an _official_ backdoor in my Linux system... the same
> way as for Windows. Do not flame me I know it is in the interest of
> national security and to stop evil people from evil doings with which
> I whole heartedly agree.
>
> ... why suse <shake head> why...
Ummm... NSA produced a secure version of Red Hat a while ago.

http://www.nsa.gov/selinux/

People seem to forget that with open source software, it's hard for
anyone to hide a "back door". NSA's efforts with SELinux was to harden
it against attack.

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