Demystifying Security Enhanced Linux
Source: IT Observer - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
SELinux In this paper I will try to explain the philosophy behind the Security Enhanced Linux (SE Linux). I will however try to explain the concept with an example but to keep the length readable I will restrain myself to go into much of implementation details for e.g. commands and similar stuff.

This flavor of linux has strong Mandatory Access control Built into the kernel where by the process and objects such as files are classified based on the confidentiality and integrity requirement, hence the affect of a security breach is reduced to minimal.

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