Chinese Military is getting ready to build a new independent Operating system to replace Windows OS for its military operations.
By having a new custom Operating System, China believes that it would prevent from U.S hacking attempts into their Military network and protect their secrets.
According to a report published by Canada-based military magazine Kanwa Asian Defence, this massive task assigned to an “Internet Security Information Leadership Group”. but there is no official release from neither Chinese military nor other Chinese government media outlet.
Chinese Military wouldn’t choose to go for Linux; instead, they would prefer to go with a custom operating system with “Security through obscurity”, an approach in security engineering on the secrecy of the design or implementation as the primary goal of providing security for a system or component of a system.
China believes that developing a custom operating system will strongly prevent foreign threats, especially hacking attempts from the United States of America.
Massive leaks in the decade such as WikiLeaks Vault 7, Edward Snowden leaks and Shadow brokers leaks of NSA cyber weapons transparently revealed the capacity of U.S, and they provide almost they can hack anything when it comes to hacking devices running Windows, Mac, and Linux.
The group does not trust the “UNIX” multi-user, multi-stroke operating system either, that uses in some of the servers within the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Kanwa reported.
According to THE EPOCH TIMES who have initially reported this operation said, “The group also believes that the German-developed programmable logic controller (PLC), used in 70 percent of China’s industrial control system today, poses huge risks to China’s national security. In its opinion, China is not a “network superpower,” but merely a “network giant”
The internet information leadership group assigned to developing an operating system will directly report the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Report said.
China already has its own Linux-based operating system called Kylin developed by academics at the National University of Defense Technology used by the Chinese military and other government organizations.
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