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[4]: What to do about this...
by Soulbender on Mon 26th Sep 2011 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What to do about this..."
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device drivers cannot be used ti infiltrate a network.

Because that happen a lot. Or not. Unless you mean like Sony's rootkit but that would not have been stopeed since Sony would have a signed driver...
While we're protecting ourselves from far-fetched and unlikely threats I'd like my computer to survive nuclear winter.

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