OpenBSD 6.8, new version on the 25th anniversary

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OpenBSD 6.8

OpenBSD 6.8 is the new version of UNIX-based operating system specialized in computer security, which those responsible for the project have released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch.

There is life beyond the ubiquitous Windows … Of course, a macOS that maintains market share by loyal buyers of Mac computers and a Linux that as an eternal aspirant must one day replicate its immense presence in other areas on the computer desktop. Outside of the trio there are other lesser known operating systems.

Most are free and free to use. And a good part derived from a UNIX that last year turned 50 years old and is still one of the most important operating systems in history. One of his “clones” also has cause for celebration. OpenBSD 6.8 arrives on the 25th anniversary of a project created from NetBSD to “Uphold the spirit of the original Berkeley Unix copyright” and with specialization in cybersecurity and cryptography.

Self-rated as “Safe by default” Due to its extreme revision and supervision of the code of its versions, at the same time that it activates the fewest possible services in production machines, OpenBSD presumed until June 2002 that not having “No remote security breach in default installation in last 6 years”. The slogan had to be changed when a security hole was found in the OpenSSH protocol and later another in the module for IPv6.

Nothing and nobody is infallible, but in any case the original conception persists and OpenBSD is an extremely secure and stable system. Maintains audits to an extreme degree; it is created under strong crypto; has a peculiar memory layout (or editable or executable, but not both); protection against buffer overflows; separation and revocation of privileges; built-in packet filtering system (it was the first free system to include it) and a long etc.

All these features have allowed the system to be widely used in the IT security segment as an operating system for firewalls or intrusion detection systems.

Multiplatform and highly portable (it can run on nearly twenty different hardware platforms), includes binary emulation for most programs on SVR4 (Solaris), FreeBSD, Linux, BSD / OS, SunOS, and HP-UX systems. «Free, Functional and Secure»As a philosophical model, the system is free and free and it is distributed under licenses even less restrictive than the GPL – GNU of Linux.

Focused on compliance with rules and regulations, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography, it is not a development for the general public and not even for Linux lovers, but we wanted to highlight the release of the new OpenBSD 5.8 version for the 25th anniversary of the project and as a sample of alternative systems. More information, news and download | OpenBSD 6.8

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