Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Sep 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows After the walled garden coming to the desktop operating system world, we're currently witnessing another potential nail in the coffin of the relatively open world of desktop and laptop computing. Microsoft has revealed [.pptx] that as part of its Windows 8 logo program, OEMs must implement UEFI secure boot. This could potentially complicate the installation of other operating systems, like Windows 7, XP, and Linux.
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RE[4]: Comment by ronaldst
by JAlexoid on Sat 24th Sep 2011 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ronaldst"
JAlexoid
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What you said, I implied. But it's not about the things being further away, it's about having to go to an "authorized service". Have you seen the prices these thieves charge?
Most people don't service their cars, but they do appreciate the ability to bring it to a service that is cheaper and, probably, geographically closer. Even the ECU can be tuned by an unauthorized technician*.

With these encryption and signature schemes, there is no

* - I know first hand, since I made a lot of software and hardware to get the actual access to the parameters of different ECU and other automotive electronics.

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