Wield the Shield: How Trustworthy Is Your OS?
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| Several vendors, including Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Novell,
| are responding by adding and/or improving trusted elements in their
| operating system offerings.
| Operating systems are designed to do what they're told, and we tell
| them what to do by running applications. However, whether through bugs
| or malicious exploits, applications can tell an operating system to do
| things that no one intended or wanted it to do?at least no one authorized
| to do so.