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GrSecurity Continues Hardening The Linux Kernel

Linux Kernel

Published on 01 January 2014 01:16 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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While there hasn't been any front-page news out of the project in a while, GrSecurity is still an ongoing effort to harden the mainline Linux kernel.

GrSecurity is still going strong after one decade with its kernel patch that seeks to provide proactive security and better protection against zero-day vulnerabilities.

What's new to report now on GrSecurity is yesterday they pushed out a new test patch that supports from the Linux 3.0 to 3.12.6 kernels. This latest patch has various tweaks and new security improvements and better restrictions. Those curious about the changes being made by the project, see their test change-log.

For those preferring stable releases, updated just after Christmas was their stable patch for the Linux 2.9.1 through Linux 2.6.32 kernels as well as the Linux 3.0 through Linux 3.2.53 kernels.

Those security minded Linux users that haven't checked out GrSecurity in a while can stop by GrSecurity.net for all of the details you'll need for hardening your Linux kernel.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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