LinuxSecuritySummit2010/Abstracts/Reshetova MSF overview

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MSF Security Framework Overview


Elena Reshetova, Nokia


The purpose of the Maemo Platform Security FW is to protect the owner of a Maemo-powered device from getting her personal, private data and passwords from being stolen and used for malicious purposes, to prevent a malware from misusing a device and incurring costs on user, to prevent a user from accidentally or intentionally breaking the device’s functionality and to make the platform meet the requirements set by such third party software that requires a safe execution environment (i.e. Microsoft Playready).

The main design goal is to have all this accomplished without any significant penalty in terms of performance or usability, by using established open standards and having as much of the implementation open-sourced as possible. Another goal is to minimize an entry barrier for 3rd party developers by reusing the existing Linux programming environment and introducing only needed additional features.

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