Re: SELinux on Ubuntu 8.04 and preinstalled w/ 8.10?
While I love a great conspiracy as much as the next guy, and yes the NSA did help build SELinux, It is open source. If the US government built a hidden back door into SELinux, it would eventually be discovered. There are too many extremely paranoid computer programmers (usually called hackers but they should be called crackers) (if you don't know, look it up) out there who scan source code, and check it's security. The NSA built it for it's own use, then released it back to the community.
In the end, if you do not trust it, don't use it. Stay with the long term release till you find a replacement for Ubuntu. BSD has some top notch security, it's harder to break into than Linux from what I have heard.
The angels have the phone box!