Linux Security Primer: SELinux And SMACK Frameworks

How to build security into an embedded operating system.

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With the increased expansion of the IoT, software developers are called upon to do more to protect their devices from malicious attacks. Building a secure system involves many components and layers of security. This paper offers an introductory review of two popular Linux security frameworks: SELinux and SMACK. Readers will gain an understanding of these two frameworks and when to best implement SELinux or SMACK into their secure embedded Linux design.

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