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Linux Foundation on Vault 7: Frequent Security Updates Protect Linux Users
9 March 2017, 2:20 pm

The Linux Foundation has come out to speak about the Vault 7 revelations via WikiLeaks regarding CIA's hacking powers which extend to Linux devices, claiming that thanks to the open-source nature of Linux, the operating system is constantly updated with new security fixes, likely covering all those vulnerabilities the CIA may have discovered and exploited. 

"Linux is a very widely used operating system, with a huge installed base all around the world, so it is not surprising that state agencies from many countries would target Linux along with the many closed source platforms that they have sought to compromise," Nicko van Someren, CTO at the Linux Foundation told the Inquirer. 

"Linux is an incredibly active open source project. Thousands of professional developers and volunteers - including many of the most talented in the world ... (read more)

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