April 12, 2004

Real-Time OS Vendor Calls Linux 'Insecure' For Defense

A storm has erupted in the embedded community, with real-time operating systems house Green Hills charging that Linux is fundamentally
insecure and wide open to security breaches by "foreign intelligence agencies and terrorists."

The explosive charges were made in a speech delivered Thursday (April 8) at the Net-Centric Operations Industry Forum in McLean, Va., by Green Hills
chief executive officer Dan O'Dowd.

"Now that foreign intelligence agencies and terrorists know that Linux is going to control our most advanced defense systems, they can use fake
identities to contribute subversive software," said O'Dowd, in a copy of the remarks released by Green Hills.

Link: techweb.com


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