Story 2014-08-27 2QX4 Subgraph: the successor to Tails

Subgraph: the successor to Tails

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story imageTails was compromised, and everyone is wondering what is going to happen next. But a team of researchers in Canada hopes they have the answer: Subgraph, an operating system resistant to zero-day exploits.
In Subgraph OS, any application a computer interacts with running the operating system is isolated in containers to prevent exploits from having a meaningful impact at the OS level. It uses the Grsecurity kernel, a patch applied to the Linux kernel that enhances security by limiting what processes can do. For example, with most operating systems, receiving an infected PDF making use of a zero-day vulnerability means before you realize it, there’s malicious code running on your computer. ... he new OS is also, obviously, designed for complete anonymity. All the connections in the OS are intercepted by a metaproxy that then routes them through Tor. The metaproxy has some nifty tricks, too: it opens different Tor circuits for different apps, to avoid an attacker correlating traffic to the same origin.
Subgraph is based on Debian, PGP, and other open source technologies and products.
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Excellent (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-27 22:43 (#2QY3)

This I will use for my next project. It has what I would have done myself built in. Most happy to this project for their work.

Subgraph (Score: 2, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-27 23:18 (#2QYV)

Re: Subgraph (Score: 4, Funny)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-08-28 10:35 (#2R4X)

Our second dupe? Sweet - when I get to five dupes, Bryan gives me a free cup of coffee. Only 3 to go, c'mon!

OT, but couldn't find out how to report (Score: 1, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-28 10:13 (#2R4G)

The link to the story Calibre ebook reader/editor/creator reaches 2.0 milestone gives
story not found - date [2014-08-23] title [calibre-ebook-reader-editor-creator-reaches-20-milestone]

Re: OT, but couldn't find out how to report (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-08-28 10:34 (#2R4W)

Yeah, I think that article was standing to close to all the stuff that came in from Soylent and got washed out to sea in the purge.