Inside the $100 laptop’s security spec

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Ivan Krstić mission to make the $100 laptop a monoculture of impossible targets shifted into high gear with the public release of Bitfrost, an architecture-level specification covering the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) security model.

Krstić delivered the spec at the RSA security conference here and sounded a call for security research professionals to pick it apart, provide feedback and pitch in to help secure the notebook machines from malicious hackers.

Bitfrost, which gets its name from Norse mythology, provides a comprehensive overview of the security model, which covers everything from use of passwords, hard drive encryption, machine authentication, security updates and data loss prevention.

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