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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RE: All this fuss for what?
by Soulbender on Sun 30th Dec 2012 12:09 UTC in reply to "All this fuss for what?"
Soulbender
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This is a great move to allow a trusted chain of execution on consumer PC's, used correctly it will drastically reduce the risk we face from malware.


Wow, really? Will it prevent malware running as my user from harvesting my data? Will it prevent malware running as my user from participate in a botnet? Will it prevent social engineering?
No? Fat lot of good it does, then.

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