News on security, real time


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Michael Griffin

I would like to draw attention to two recent (and unrelated) news articles that may interest some people. The first is an article on threats to network security in industrial applications. This provides a good general discussion about security without getting too technical. (This is a Security Focus re-print.)

The second concerns recent efforts by one of the major embedded Linux vendors in having real time features accepted into the mainstream Linux kernal. Current real time Linux versions are patches added by third parties. The advantage this approach would have over current third party RT patches is that it would offer a "common, vendor-neutral, standard approach that's necessary if [our customers] are going to rely on Linux as their universal
platform". The proposed changes would lower worst case pre-emption latency down to the range of "tens of micro-seconds".