Ex-OLPC security man rocks up at Apple
Cupertino knits Krstic into security blanket
One Laptop Per Child's former top security architect started a new job at Apple earlier this week.
Ivan Krstic joined the Cupertino-based firm on Monday. In his new role, Krstic will try to prevent hacker attacks against the Mac operating system.
"I have - at long last - found my new adventure," he wrote in a blog post. "After a great deal of deliberation, I moved to California and joined the local fruit vendor."
Krstic designed the Bitfrost security specification for the OLPC project. He left the not-for-profit organisation about a year ago.
Many will see his arrival at Apple as an interesting move for the vendor, which is clearly eyeballing potential exploits against the Mac OS. ®
Good for them
I'm glad to see Apple is taking seriously the increased risk that Macs are being subjected to. It is something that they had to start doing eventually and became doubly important once they moved into the x86 arena. The combination of a *NIX based OS and what really is commodity hardware they are operating on now opens up a world of security issues they haven't had to face before. So the addition of Mr. Krstic is a good sign.
He obviously knows that nothing could improve the security of Windows.
It's perfect, or so I heard.
Pwn2Own in 2 seconds
"try to prevent hacker attacks against the Mac operating system" - He has a task I do not envy!