Kaspersky Launches Its Own Operating System
Antivirus firm Kaspersky labs launch its own secure non-Linux based OS: Kaspersky OS.
The new OS is developing from last 14 years from scratch rather than use Linux as base.
Kaspersky OS makes it debut with Kraftway Layer 3 Switch, CEO Eugene Kaspersky says in his blog post.
Features of Kaspersky OS – in Eugene Kaspersky words
First, it is based on micro-kernel architecture, which allows assembling ‘from blocks’ different modifications of the operating system depending on a customer’s specific requirements.
Second, there’s its built-in security system, which controls the behaviour of applications and the OS’s modules. In order to hack this platform a cyber-baddie would need to break the digital signature, which – any time before the introduction of quantum computers – would be exorbitantly expensive.
Third, everything has been built from scratch. Anticipating your questions: not even the slightest smell of Linux. All the popular operating systems aren’t designed with security in mind, so it’s simpler and safer to start from the ground up and do everything correctly. Which is just what we did.
Hack-Proof OS – Kaspersky OS
It is the operating system’s inbuilt security system. Kaspersky OS inbuilt security system has the ability to control the behaviour of applications and the OS modules.
It clams as practically unhackable OS, because only Quantum Computer can be able to break digital signature of account holder to gain unauthorised access.
In his blog Mr. Kaspersky talk about recent DDoS attacks on Dyn’s DNS servers, which brought down sites like Amazon and Twitter, was carried out by a botnet that had infected smart devices like IP-cameras. The attack generated an astounding 1.2 terabytes a second – the biggest DDoS in history.
So, Mr. Kaspersky says it is mandatory to protect the IoT and other critical infrastructure (like industry, transport, and telecoms) from IT threats.
He guaranteed that Kaspersky OS would protect devices, such as industrial control systems, SCADA or ICS, and IoTs, from cyber-attacks.
“I also hope it’s clear that it’s better – no matter how difficult – to build IoT/infrastructure devices from the very beginning in such a way that hacking them is practically impossible. Indeed, that is a fundamental goal with Kaspersky OS,” he says.
For more details about Kaspersky OS is coming soon. Stay Tuned!