Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Dec 2012 16:37 UTC
Linux It's sad that we need this, but alas - Matthew Garret has made a list of Linux distributions that boot on Windows 8 PCs with Secure Boot enabled. Tellingly enough, the list is short. Very short. Can someone hack this nonsense into oblivion please?
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Validity period of signing keys ?
by Lennie on Sun 30th Dec 2012 11:52 UTC
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So there is something I would like to know.

As "Secure boot" uses x509 certificates (SSL cerficates like for HTTPS) what is the validity period of these keys ?

Is it 5 years, 10 years ? 15 years ?

Because sounds to me like when you start up your Windows 8 ARM device (no disabled button for Secure Boot) in 15 years it might not boot anymore ?

Turns out, it is 15 to 20 years:

Will the BIOS/firmware check this ?

So will your PC stop booting in the future ?

Edited 2012-12-30 12:04 UTC

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