February 26, 2001
Could Linux be too open for our own good?
Author: JT Smith
It wasn't too long ago that the National Security Agency had the mission, power, and influence to rid the world of any cryptography it didn't like. Now, that same agency has released its very own secure Linux distribution to the world, complete with documentation on security and encryption methodology used. Open Source national security? What's going on here? ITworld.com's Larry Loeb tries to make sense of it all.