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  Sina Wall Street Beijing 28 hearing weekend, the British "Guardian" website published an article reported that two German researchers found that North Korea developed its own computer operating system as its operating system, like politics, the height of paranoia, whenever we get to the user conduct aggressive surveillance。   Two experts on the study Red Star (Red Star) operating system of the country can be said is by far the most in-depth one, it found Pyongyang also reveals the challenges currently facing – on the one hand they want to get the great era of computers and the Internet benefits, on the one hand but also of ideas and culture continue to implement its strict control。
  After the German IT security firm ERNW of Grunow (FlorianGrunow) and Heath (NiklausSchiess) downloaded the software from the website, conducted a detailed study of its code is found, poor imitation although many people assume that only Western Red Star operating system product only, but it is not。   Grunow Sunday Chaos Communications Conference in Hamburg (ChaosCommunication) on said: "Kim Jong Il has said North Korea must develop its own operating system。 They do now。
"North Korea's internal network is not China Unicom and the World Wide Web, but still allow users access to some official media and government-approved websites。
Its own operating system development in the country has more than 10 years old。
  This latest version is about 2013 to complete, based on Fedora Linux system is modeled, and the interface style bias WindowsXP previous generation becomes more like a OSX– Perhaps this is to please the leader Kim Jong-un he and his father Kim Jong-il, like, have a photo taken next to Apple outflow。
  However, under the surface, Red Star does have a lot of unique places, including their encrypted files。 Grunow said: "This is a very mature operating system, they control most of the code。
"The experts believe that this shows North Korea wants to avoid any code that could be exploited by foreign intelligence agencies。   "There is perhaps a little fear motivation。
"Grunow said, 'They probably want to separate from all the other operating systems because they are afraid to leave the back door', afraid that they monitored by others。   Grunow and Heath said they have no way of knowing how many computers running this operating system。   North Korea privately owned computers is increasing, but people have been to that country, said most computers still in use now near "fifteen years old," the WindowsXP system。
  Red Star system is hard for anyone to changes。 If a user tries to change some of the core features, such as virus checking or trying to shut down the firewall, the computer will send the wrong message, or simply restart。
  Red Star's setting also reflects another severe pressure felt by the North Korean government, which banned foreign films, music and books spread increasingly active underground。   Those illegal media content, in Korea is generally person to person, by ü disk or SD card, vector-borne, so that the government wants to trace the source is extremely difficult。   Red Star can be provided by means of labeling and watermarks with the help of this operating system can make marks on all the media files among computers, and even connected ü plate untouched。
This means that all files can be immediately instructed。
  "This is clearly a violation of privacy。
The user is unaware of。 "Grunow said," it is secretly carry out such work, even if you have not opened files, also made a mark。
"Familiar with the situation of foreign media in North Korea expert Clay Chen (NatKretchun) pointed out that these practices illustrate Pyongyang have recognized that they need" new ways to upgrade their surveillance and security measures, which is a new technology and new sources of information reaction"。
  The two researchers said there is no indication that North Korea was because the network characteristics of such attacks had been accused of operating system。   "It looks like they are just trying to establish their own operating systems, and provide a basis for user applications。 "Grunow said, including a Korean version of the word processor, a calendar, and a music software。   North Korea is not the only country trying to develop their own customized operating system。
Cuba NationalNova, China, Russia and some other countries in this regard were also trying。