[cap-talk] OLPC Threats and Mitigation posted

David Hopwood david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Feb 1 19:49:38 CST 2007


Stiegler, Marc D wrote:
> [...] the front security page is now
> filled with philosophy about security goals. There is a shortage of
> concrete proposals to achieve those goals (see it at
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Security). 
> 
> So, for whatever good it may do, I attached a link, see
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Threats_and_Mitigation.

I added a bit about persistent mutable state in hardware devices. For example,
the wireless chipset used in the OLPC has upgradable firmware, which is a
non-obvious place for malware to hide.

-- 
David Hopwood <david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk>



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