Linux’s Innovation in Kernel Security: A Unique Approach to Code Protection

Greg Kroah-Hartman, an expert on the Linux security team, shared his insights on the current state and future obstacles of Linux kernel security at the Open Source Summit (OSS) Japan 2023. He discussed regulatory challenges and the Linux kernel’s response to these issues, emphasizing the need for a proactive approach to address ongoing problems and hardware vulnerabilities such as Spectre and Meltdown. Kroah-Hartman also highlighted the importance of using the latest long-term stable (LTS) kernel for improved security, urging companies to continuously update to the latest kernel release to protect their systems from security threats.