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Is China's 'secure' Os a Threat to ­.s Offensive Cyber Capabilities?


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Security Consultant and Cyber Threats Analyst Dancho Danchev

Dancho Danchev

China's development of the Kylin hardened operating system undermines U.S. offensive cyber warfare capabilities, Kevin G. Coleman of Technolytics Institute told a Congressional hearing on national security last month. But Kylin may not be as unique and impenetrable as China is pitching it. Linux specialists say most of its kernel code is identical to the code of the FreeBSD5.3 OS derived from a version of Unix. Like all warfare, Kylin is based on deception.


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