mikus at bga.com
Mon Jan 12 01:15:10 EST 2009
> ... are mechanisms in place to
> prevent students from installing unauthorized apps, or malware?
That is a social issue - how can kids be motivated to do
"acceptable" things, and forgo "immoral" ones ??
I am much more concerned about how to prevent *adults*. The
original thought was that if an OLPC were stolen, it would
eventually "de-activate" unless refreshed by the school's server.
But lately, "OS on a stick" have become available for the OLPC. If
I were in an armed gang (and authority were weak), I would "hold up"
a school, confiscate all the OLPCs, reload them with software that
did not have "security features", then sell those systems for cash.
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