Skip to Content
Uncategorized

Linux Can Be Hacked —

— big time! But we knew that, right?Dan O’Dowd, CEO of Green Hills Software, which makes embedded operating systems, has written a white paper that describes how nefarious hackers could insert hostile code into the Linux operating system itself —…

— big time! But we knew that, right?

Dan O’Dowd, CEO of Green Hills Software, which makes embedded operating systems, has written a white paper that describes how nefarious hackers could insert hostile code into the Linux operating system itself — code that might have security vulnerabilities that nobody can anticipate or imagine.

O’Dowd is arguing that the Linux open development model is very dangerous because there is fundamentally no quality control, no vetting, no background checks of the developers. What he doesn’t say, alas, is that closed source developers really do no better.

Computerworld wrote a fairly non-critical article about the white paper.

Deep Dive

Uncategorized

Investing in people is key to successful transformation

People-related factors like talent attraction and retention and clear top-down communication will determine whether your transformation progresses or stalls.

The way forward: Merging IT and operations

Digital transformation in any industry begins with bridging the gap between two traditionally separate teams.

Work reinvented: Tech will drive the office evolution

As organizations navigate a new world of hybrid work, tech innovation will be crucial for employee connection and collaboration.

be a good example concept
be a good example concept

Be a good example

"It was in the newspaper, but the towers fell the next day, and what I’d done was quickly lost."

Stay connected

Illustration by Rose WongIllustration by Rose Wong

Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Thank you for submitting your email!

Explore more newsletters

It looks like something went wrong.

We’re having trouble saving your preferences. Try refreshing this page and updating them one more time. If you continue to get this message, reach out to us at customer-service@technologyreview.com with a list of newsletters you’d like to receive.