Linked by Elv13 on Sun 17th Jun 2012 10:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The UEFI secure boot mechanism has been the source of a great deal of concern in the free software community, and for good reason: it could easily be a mechanism by which we lose control over our own systems. Recently, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett described how the Fedora distribution planned to handle secure boot in the Fedora 18 release. That posting has inspired a great deal of concern and criticism, though, arguably, about the wrong things."
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Just wondering
by acobar on Sun 17th Jun 2012 19:46 UTC
acobar
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To fix computers I have been using boot CDs, DVDs and pen drives for years. They are very practical and get the job done. I wonder what will happen then if the secure boot Microsoft designed start to refuse such tools. Microsoft own solution was never ever on par with hand crafted 3rd parties ones.

I believe that all this will make hard to me to clean the mess that enter the "Microsoft Windows opened" and also will make it more expensive, time and money wise.

My bet is the MS wants to fight the piracy more effectively, that the system would be strengthened against attacks is probably a side effect. Many exploits exist that work around MS registration/validation by interfering exactly on this stage of OS loading to be able to deliver their payload.

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