[OLPC Security] Anti-theft and Anti-Sale ideas for Nepal

Simson L. Garfinkel's Treo 700p simsong at acm.org
Mon Feb 19 15:52:13 EST 2007

Care to describe the process?
Sent with SnapperMail from my Treo. Please excuse brevity and typos.

...... Original Message .......
On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 20:33:37 +0100 "Carl-Daniel Hailfinger" 
<c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> wrote:
>Simson L. Garfinkel's Treo 700p wrote:
>>> What is the average wage of a person skilled enough to disassemble a 
>>> in Nepal? Assuming that P_THEFT can be circumvented with an hour of 
>>> physical
>>> access to the laptop, will any sophisticated theft protection work at 
>> Why do you assume that?
>Because I have *physical* access to the hardware? Remember the people who
>hacked the XBox? If the XBox can be hacked, do you really think we have
>the resources to prevent people from tampering with the hardware? 
>when it is as easy as reflashing the EEPROM (not a ROM!) and the SPI flash?

More information about the Security mailing list