administrative security

2009-01-11 Thread Carlos Nazareno
Hi guys. Just a quick question: I haven't tinkered with the XO on an admin level, and it's something I don't plan to do as it's not my forte, but are mechanisms in place to prevent students from installing unauthorized apps, or malware? Basically stuff that will destabilize their productivity?

Re: administrative security

2009-01-11 Thread quozl
Physical access to the system gives full access, especially once the developer key is obtained, to install applications that their teachers or government had not considered. The system considers the user to be the authorisation authority. If specific applications are not welcome in a deployment,

Re: administrative security

2009-01-11 Thread Carlos Nazareno
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM, qu...@laptop.org wrote: Physical access to the system gives full access, especially once the developer key is obtained, to install applications that their teachers or government had not considered. The system considers the user to be the authorisation

Re: administrative security

2009-01-11 Thread Chris Ball
Hi Carlos, Anyway, default installation of XO OS gives easy access to admin controls. This just a G1G1 thing, or is this something that's disabled by default? We intentionally give admin controls to children; we are trying to encourage them to explore, create, and solve problems with

Re: administrative security

2009-01-11 Thread James Cameron
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 12:28:41PM +0800, Carlos Nazareno wrote: so does that mean that XO OS ships with all the kids having admin accounts? In deployments, the XO ships in a locked state with an activation security system for theft reduction. The operating system builds used by a deployment

Re: administrative security

2009-01-11 Thread Noah Kantrowitz
On Jan 11, 2009, at 11:28 PM, Carlos Nazareno wrote: On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM, qu...@laptop.org wrote: Physical access to the system gives full access, especially once the developer key is obtained, to install applications that their teachers or government had not considered.

Re: administrative security

2009-01-11 Thread Mikus Grinbergs
... 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