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Comment Re:This makes sense (Score 1) 502

If this malicious software is already running it can easily do any of the following:
  • keylog the sudo password and install whatever it wants, or completely trash the system if sudo is setup as Ubuntu's default.
  • download a precompiled static version of the hackable software "which has a known security vulnerability to gain root access" and execute it.

$150 Linux Laptop for the Masses 434

Xemu writes "Inspired by Negroponte's laptop for children, the Swedish company Medison is now taking orders for their US$150 Linux laptop, the Medison Celebrity. The laptop is a 1.5 GHz Celeron M 370 with 14 inch screen, wireless network and it comes with Fedora Red Hat pre-installed." Update 2035 GMT by SM: As many readers have pointed out, the more you dig into the details of this company the more fishy it starts to seem. I would suggest any potential buyers be wary on this one.

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