Security in Qtopia Phones

Trolltech's Qtopia SXE takes a stab at making open-source phones more secure.

for applications that are granted access to the Bluetooth domain.

I won't go into the gory details of creating LIDS policies, but more information can be found at the LIDS Web site ( and in the Trolltech documentation (

SXE and LIDS can make your Linux phone more enjoyable and worry-free by giving you the confidence that untrusted applications you download will do only the things they are allowed to do.

Lorn Potter works for Trolltech as a Software Engineer in the Systems Group, MES. He is an American who lives in sunny Brisbane, Australia, with his Australian wife, two-year-old son and newborn daughter. He was previously the Qtopia Community Manager and has been developing open-source software for seven years. He also has worked as a musician, sound engineer and snow ski-bum in Colorado, Alaska and Upper Michigan.


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