$100 laptops may be at security forefront

The $100 laptops planned for children around the world might turn out to be as revolutionary for their security measures as for their low cost economics.

...programmers have been taking advantage of the start-from-scratch nature of the project to design security protocols that they hope will greatly surpass those found in mass-market computers today.

The designers are still testing their approach with outside security experts which is widely considered wiser than keeping such matters secret. But already they believe the security setup could make it unnecessary for the laptops to have anti-virus software. $100 laptops may be at security forefront - Security - MSNBC.com

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