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Navy computers switching over to Linux OS


KAVALAM SASIKUMAR | Kochi, March 22, 2012 13:37
Tags : southern naval command | indian navy computers | information leakage from nay computers | linux operating system |

Navy computers switching over to LinuxThe operating system of all the official computers in Southern Naval Command (SNC) at Kochi is switching over to an exclusively designed Linux from Windows.

The uploading of new software is going at full swing. This is an after-effect of the shocking incident of leaking official naval secrets on the community sites.

The new OS will block all community sites and insecure web sites to the users of official computers. The new programme allows login internet but blocking uploading any documents through personal e-mails. There will be a strict official screening for all the internet activities of all employees.

According to Commander Roy Francis, the PRO of SNC Kochi, “Now it is mandatory to use exclusive software for navy due to the security concern and that work is going on.”

He told TSI that the changing of software is going on in all official computer systems everywhere in navy and it is an official policy of defence force.

The unauthorised sharing of official secret information came to notice from some Mumbai navy officials through community sites and Ministry of defence is taking anticipatory actions to stop such incidents.

AK Antony, the Union Defence Minister stated in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that "Cases of unauthorized sharing of information by naval personnel on social networking sites have come to light. These are under investigation by naval authorities.”

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