Despite upgrades, security experts fear $100 laptops

Monday, 26 March 2007, 9:02 AM EST

Despite a concerted effort on the part of the One Laptop per Child project to improve the overall security of its devices, researchers contend that the effort to distribute new teaching resources to the world's young and poor could create significant problems.

Addressing the assembled crowd during the final presentation of this year's ShmooCon show on March 25, a panel of experts ranging from the laptop program's chief security architect to well-known white hat industry pundits debated the potential impact of the project, which hopes to distribute as many as 10 million of its sub-$100 devices in the next year.

At InfoWorld.

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