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Qubes OS...


Teddy Rogers

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Teddy Rogers

Here is an OS I am looking forward to seeing reach final release. If you have been living under a rock Joanna Rutkowska has been involved in it's development and trumping it up as being "an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing. Qubes is based on Xen, X Window System, and Linux, and can run most Linux applications and utilize most of the Linux drivers. In the future it might also run Windows apps."

Release Candidate 1 was released yesterday so if anyone wants to take a look they can find it here...

http://wiki.qubes-os...stallationGuide

A more thorough and detailed explanation of the operating system and intended security can be found here:


/>http://qubes-os.org/files/doc/arch-spec-0.3.pdf

Ted.

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  • 1 month later...

They use kernel alloc sandboxing on top of POSIX MAC, this might actually work. Android uses this too, they only had some escalation bugs along the way that were easy to fix.

We won't really know till a TCP/IP stack overflow or people start doing heap spraying and ROP payloads. If you secure sandbox handlers and fix bugs which WILL happen, fast, this system actually works; apposed to being an idiot and saying your audited code and/or overflow mitigations solve things..

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