TITLE

Charms of Linux DVRS

AUTHOR(S)
Maughan, Ken
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Jun2005, Vol. 42 Issue 6, Special Section pL
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that manufacturers of purpose-built digital video recorders (DVRs) are able to customize the Linux operating system code, which lets them include only the functionality, or services that customers need record and review video. Because the Linux source code is open, product engineers can access the operating system code. With only the essential services being performed, the operating system is not constantly executing unnecessary application code. Customization impacts the security of the DVR as well. By removing extraneous code, potential security vulnerabilities are eliminated.
ACCESSION #
17202390

 

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