Apple hires ex-OLPC security architect

Former director of security architecture at One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Ivan Krstic has joined Apple to help thwart hacker attacks against the Mac operating system.

Krstic, a well-respected innovator who designed the Bitfrost security specification for the OLPC initiative, joined Cupertino this week and will work on core OS security.  His hiring comes at a crucial time for a company that ties security to its marketing campaigns despite public knowledge that it’s rather trivial to launch exploits against the Mac. Read the full story [zdnet.com]

Inside the OLPC security story

One of my favorite talks on computer security is this one by Ivan Krstic, the former head of security development for the ambitious One Laptop per Child project:

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