administrative security

Carlos Nazareno object404 at
Sun Jan 11 22:49:52 EST 2009

Hi guys. Just a quick question:

I haven't tinkered with the XO on an admin level, and it's something I
don't plan to do as it's not my forte, but are mechanisms in place to
prevent students from installing unauthorized apps, or malware?
Basically stuff that will destabilize their productivity? (malware ->
linux is not a silver bullet for security, simplest point of failure
is always peopleware -> social engineering. It's so much easier to
hack and program people than inorganic machines.)

Anyway, default installation of XO OS gives easy access to admin
controls. This just a G1G1 thing, or is this something that's disabled
by default?



Carlos Nazareno
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