Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 22:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows The story about how secure boot for Windows 8, part of UEFI, will hinder the use of non-signed binaries and operating systems, like Linux, has registered at Redmond as well. The company posted about it on the Building Windows 8 blog - but didn't take any of the worries away. In fact, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett, who originally broke this story, has some more information - worst of which is that Red Hat has received confirmation from hardware vendors that some of them will not allow you to disable secure boot.
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RE[3]: Bootloader anyone ?
by Alfman on Mon 26th Sep 2011 03:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bootloader anyone ?"
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"The situation with UEFI secure boot is that the keys will be stored in secure storage on the motherboard, and they will not be accessible to the boot loader."

One slight clarification here. Only the *public key* will be on the motherboard, the private key will be with MS/OEM and cannot be leaked/cracked by analyzing the motherboard.

"In order to boot the boot loader must in effect know one of the signing keys, because no method similar to that used by libdvdcss will be possible."

I don't think the DVD analogy fits very well, though I know you were just continuing with benayed's example.

Edited 2011-09-26 03:40 UTC

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