Weekly column

Kurt Seifried, [email protected], Copyright Kurt Seifried 2001

My weekly column is back.

Linux appliances, printers and embedded devices - a security disaster coming to a network near you.

December 3rd, 2001 - Dear god, is it December already? I haven't written my weekly column in quite some time, been busy and all. So we start off with an article on just what a disaster Linux based devices are going to be, security wise. I'm picking on Linux for one simple reason, because it is OpenSource and GPL licensed, and because of the structure of most embedded Linux companies it is possible to create reasonably secure Linux systems. Other proprietary systems such as Microsoft WinCE do not offer this possibility, and building insecure devices with this OS is pretty much a foregone conclusion.