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Homeland Security gets into software security

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#1 NickAu


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:53 AM

PORTLAND — No, I am not making this up. At OSCon, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), best known to you as the people checking up on you between the airport parking lot and your flight, quietly announced that they're now offering a service for checking out your open-source code for security holes and bugs: the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP).

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 Next thing you know the NSA will be offering a secure Operating System to everybody,  it will cost  100's of dollars it will be full of holes and exploits and crash a lot. Oh hang on they already do, It's called Whingedos. :hysterical:  

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 02:03 AM

Wonder if this outfit has anything to do with the Lightweight Portable Security OS's being distributed as secure bootable OS's? 




Though it's been a few months since I last used one, being that the government releases it (all comes from the same money bag, our tax dollars), if this could have holes in it? I doubt it, but anything is possible. 


Before I started using Linux Mint for most everything, used to boot into these OS's to make transactions. 


One thing for certain, I won't be purchasing, nor accepting for free, any OS produced by Homeland Security. We're spied on enough as it stands. 



Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 

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