Saturday, February 10, 2007

One Laptop Per Child Project Does Security Right

According to Wired, software on the laptop can't even ask for permission to do things like access the Internet or look on the file system unless they have been certified by an external authority. Users can still set things themselves manually, but the default case (which is important when he user is a child) allows no requests unless the trusted authority thinks its OK.

This is a security model that makes it very hard for viruses and spyware. Bravo!

Learn more about One Laptop Per Child project.


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