This is the specification of Linux security technologies and features, of the Security Working Group of the CE Linux Forum.

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Introduction

The specifications of the Security Working Group deal with making consumer electronics products more secure, both from the consumers’ and the manufacturers’ point of view. The protections should cover

The purpose of this specification is to define requested or required features of Linux that improve the security of the system for such products. This version of the specification includes only one feature, a protected and persistent RAM file system.

Rationale

A consumer that buys and uses a CE product expects it to function properly. Additionally there is an implicit assumption that confidential data entered into the product will remain confidential. To this end the specifications help CE Linux attain that goal.

Terminology

The following is a list of terms used in this specification related to security technology and features.

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