[OLPC Security] Anti-theft and Anti-Sale ideas for Nepal
c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Mon Feb 19 15:40:59 EST 2007
Ivan Krstić wrote:
> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> If the XBox can be hacked, do you really think we have
>> the resources to prevent people from tampering with the hardware?
> Of course not. But if it takes an hour of hardware tampering for an
> informed attacker to disable the protections, I consider P_THEFT having
> accomplished exactly what it was designed to.
Yes, the spec states that P_THEFT is designed as deterrent, but it
seems some people misunderstood it as unsurmountable protection.
The one hour I estimated for disassembling and reflashing is probably
somewhat off the mark, the time to disassemble+reassemble is unknown
to me, but the time for reflashing could be as low as 5 minutes.
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