Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 11:11 UTC
Fedora Core "Fedora 18 will be released at around the same time as Windows 8, and as previously discussed all Windows 8 hardware will be shipping with secure boot enabled by default. [...] We've been working on a plan for dealing with this. It's not ideal, but of all the approaches we've examined we feel that this one offers the best balance between letting users install Fedora while still permitting user freedom." Wait for it... "Our first stage bootloader will be signed with a Microsoft key."
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darknexus
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2008-07-15

Yes because clearly running something other than Windows is going to be a cure all against pre-boot attacks. Take off the fanboy hat and think rationally for a bit. Secure boot processes are a step in the right direction


If only that were true. But how long do you think it's going to be before someone comes out with a bit of malware that gets signed with a rogue Microsoft key? And, since we the users won't be able to easily control what keys are in our hardware, that thing will just skip right through. How very secure. Open your eyes. Secureboot has nothing to do with security. Zero. It's security theater designed to give Microsoft the advantage. It's TSA for your computer. To hell with that.

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