Optional 'lockdown' security feature approved for Linux Kernel 5.4

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The new feature will prevent high-privileged accounts from interfering with kernel code

Linus Torvalds has finally decided to allow a "lockdown" security feature in the Linux kernel, which will prevent high-privileged accounts from interfering with kernel code. The optional feature...

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