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Kaspersky Lab Confirms it is Developing an OS

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October 17, 2012 10:37:41 PM

Interesting news.. I would enjoy that new "secure" OS to be put to the test once is out to see if it's actually possible to secure it to Buffer Overflows and other attacks from the network.
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October 17, 2012 11:00:46 PM

Nice. When i read name of the article i thought of another linux distribution marketed as "NEW" OS.
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October 18, 2012 12:23:44 AM

even windows 95 is the most secure os if its not connected to the internet.
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October 18, 2012 12:36:14 AM

Another OS is just what the world needs.

What the world needs now.
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October 18, 2012 12:58:15 AM

I see a bunch of marketing hype in the articles (the Kaspersky articles) not much else. Let's see what they come up with, but I'm willing to bet it'll be a Unix derivative of one form or another.
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October 18, 2012 1:05:58 AM

I wouldn't trust it, might be a Russian Intelligence link.
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October 18, 2012 1:13:18 AM

If its not open source then there will no way to confirm these claims.
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October 18, 2012 1:38:20 AM

This could potentially become bigger than they expected. I like the idea, more competition!
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October 18, 2012 4:43:25 AM

yes what the world needs now is another distribution of linux

oh brother. what curse have the god set upon the linux folks, what flaw, that they all need their own different distribution.

dont we have enough distributions already, surely more than baskin-robbin flavors

enough already! if you ever going to win you have to learn to work together and stop acting like the world is coming to an end in the tower of babble
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October 18, 2012 7:33:15 AM

can you still call it an OS?
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October 18, 2012 9:08:50 AM

Why are you guy talking about Linux ?

" Kaspersky said it can't be based on existing computer code", it says.
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October 18, 2012 11:22:58 AM

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it can't contain mistakes or vulnerabilities in the kernel
Is that even possible? No code can be 100% perfect. If it could be then we wouldn't need to have a security oriented OS, would we?
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October 18, 2012 12:22:05 PM

Sorry I am prepared for the down votes . . . But will it play Crysis?
Again apologies, had to get it out of the way.
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October 18, 2012 12:45:44 PM

classzeroSorry I am prepared for the down votes . . . But will it play Crysis? Again apologies, had to get it out of the way.

+1 HA ! You didn't expect that, did you ?!
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October 18, 2012 2:42:57 PM

That question was answered in the article.

"Our system is highly tailored, developed for solving a specific narrow task, and not intended for playing Half-Life on, editing your vacation videos, or blathering on social media," Kaspersky said. "We’re working on methods of writing software which by design won’t be able to carry out any behind-the-scenes, undeclared activity."
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October 18, 2012 3:21:38 PM

everyone wants to write there own OS these days, I am glad we are returning to the 60's/70's....
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October 18, 2012 4:04:07 PM

I think most of you missed it, this OS is for industrial units,it could possibly be altered to run a router or perhaps a copy machine, a stamping machine or an assembly line unit, but nothing so complex as a PC, well maybe with some modding...

Its an OS, but these types of units are currently running an advanced bios or windows/linux/unix shell that only utilizes the bare minimum of code to operate, usually just off the ROM often with no HDD. Unfortunately, sometimes this bare minimum code has the vulnerabilities of the main program, and some but not all viruses could be transferred through these unprotected units.

Its a good thing they are doing, with a lot of financial gain possibility, but its not exactly mind blowing.
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October 18, 2012 8:41:19 PM

Hmmm... How big problem is that there allso have to program new programs just for this new KasperskyOs, because it will not run any old programs... Well, I can see why it will be so secure.

Actually guite interesting to see, how this works out. There are many companies that would like to have more secure os, but do they trust the Kaspersky enough to use their software?
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