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Old 02-12-2007, 05:21 AM   #1
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LXer: This week at LWN: Bitfrost: the OLPC security model


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The One Laptop Per Child platform was always going to present some interesting security challenges. Millions of identical, network-attached systems will be deployed into some remote parts of the world, where they will be managed by people who are not security experts. The systems will be obvious targets for theft, self-propagating malware, and the creation of botnets. None of these activities feature highly on the OLPC project's list of educational objectives, so it stands to reason that some significant thought needs to go into how to prevent them.

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