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bedhead75
May 11th, 2009, 04:35 PM
I read this article in the NYTimes about cyberwarfare training for US Army cadets:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/technology/11cybergames.html?_r=1&hp


It's fairly long, but starting at the 3rd last paragraph, there's some interesting tidbits about Linux use.

Bodsda
May 11th, 2009, 04:42 PM
I doubt that they use ubuntu.

This might be a good read nevertheless

http://www.nsa.gov/research/selinux/

raggari
May 11th, 2009, 04:45 PM
I doubt that they use ubuntu.

This might be a good read nevertheless

http://www.nsa.gov/research/selinux/


sudo apt-get install selinux
sudo reboot

Bodsda
May 11th, 2009, 04:53 PM
sudo apt-get install selinux
sudo reboot

and the point of that post was....?

mr.propre
May 11th, 2009, 05:02 PM
It's more likely they have made there own Linux version for the job instead of just using a Linux version. FCCU is a Linux distribution used and developed by the Belgium "CSI".

http://www.lnx4n6.be/

Sealbhach
May 11th, 2009, 11:56 PM
It's more likely they have made there own Linux version for the job instead of just using a Linux version. FCCU is a Linux distribution used and developed by the Belgium "CSI".

http://www.lnx4n6.be/

Does it have a GUI interface in Visual Basic so you can track an IP address?

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monsterstack
May 12th, 2009, 12:12 AM
Does it have a GUI interface in Visual Basic so you can track an IP address?

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It has three dimensional cube GUI. This is Unix. he knows this.

wolfyking2
May 12th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Well, they probably use the most efficeient and secure distro of Linux :popcorn: but anyway, that's really kewl. Big downfall for M1cr0$0ft.

Tipped OuT
May 12th, 2009, 12:34 AM
Well, they probably use the most efficeient and secure distro of Linux :popcorn: but anyway, that's really kewl. Big downfall for M1cr0$0ft.
Why do you have to spell 'Microsoft' like that? Biased any one? :p

Any ways, I think the only reason they don't use Windows is because it's too common and there is millions of viruses for it. Not the best way to keep secret information. :lolflag:

I-75
May 12th, 2009, 01:03 AM
Maybe not Ubuntu...but they are using Linux...
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Military beefs up cyberwar capabilities with games, Linux

Posted by Richard Koman @ May 11, 2009 @ 2:05 PM

http://government.zdnet.com/?p=4771

The cadets in last month’s war games are headed for Afghanistan where they’ll need to set up secure Internet connections in a hurry. And one of the key technologies for doing so is Linux, explained Cadet Brian McCord:

“It seems weird for the Army with its large contracts to be using Linux, but it’s very cheap and very customizable,” Cadet McCord said. It is also much easier to secure because “you can tweak it for everything you need” and there are not as many known ways to attack it, he said.

dstarzfn72
May 12th, 2009, 01:38 AM
I work on some of the trainers for the Army in their artillery training and we do use Linux. We actually use both Windows XP and RedHat 4. That is actually got me started on Linux in the first place.

wolfyking2
May 12th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Why do you have to spell 'Microsoft' like that? Biased any one? :p

Any ways, I think the only reason they don't use Windows is because it's too common and there is millions of viruses for it. Not the best way to keep secret information. :lolflag:
Natural Instinct :D After i started using linux, of course :)

calrogman
May 12th, 2009, 03:47 PM
and the point of that post was....?

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