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Hackers invited to break the security on $100 laptops

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Hackers invited to break the security on $100 laptops

San Diego (CA) – On October 3, 2006 we printed an article titled, “Hackers invited to break the security on $100 laptops” which detailed a talk given by Ivan Krstic at the Toorcon computer security convention. While we believe the article is accurate, we’ve pulled it because the talk was given off the record.

Krstic’s talk about the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) was part of a series of 5-minute “lightning” talks meant to replace the cancelled David Maynor and Jon “Johnny Cache” Ellch talk. Apparently just before I walked into the room the speakers were assured by Toorcon staff that the talks were off the record.

Humphrey Cheung 10:48 PM PST Oct 3, 2006