LinuxSecurity.com is running a fascinating retrospective on the Top 10 SELinux stories of 2007. It makes for fascinating reading and shows some of the issues around SELinux (complexity – #1 and #8), some of the progress that was made in 2007 (secure networking – #4, setools – #6), and some of the critical benefits of using SELinux (SELinux protection of Samba – #2 and #10). The top stories were chosen based on the number of hits they generated. I think that it is too bad that a story about a wiki (#3) beat out any story on the first Common Criteria certification of SELinux (not present on the list at all). The importance of the Common Criteria certification of SELinux in RHEL 5 is that it makes it more easily adoptable by the U.S. government which in turn makes Linux in general more easily adoptable by the government.

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