Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Feb 2013 22:18 UTC, submitted by Nth_Man
Hardware, Embedded Systems " bricked a Samsung laptop today. Unlike most of the reported cases of Samsung laptops refusing to boot, I never booted Linux on it - all experimentation was performed under Windows. It seems that the bug we've been seeing is simultaneously simpler in some ways and more complicated in others than we'd previously realised." On a related note, the Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system has been released.
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UEFI malware uses
by Nth_Man on Mon 11th Feb 2013 08:52 UTC
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That Samsung UEFI problem also brings possibilities for malware people. "Pay or get bricked" or "do this or get bricked" or "my computer is bricked" sounds really bad. If someone has a Samsung computer with UEFI, he'd better think about returning it.

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