Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 22:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows The story about how secure boot for Windows 8, part of UEFI, will hinder the use of non-signed binaries and operating systems, like Linux, has registered at Redmond as well. The company posted about it on the Building Windows 8 blog - but didn't take any of the worries away. In fact, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett, who originally broke this story, has some more information - worst of which is that Red Hat has received confirmation from hardware vendors that some of them will not allow you to disable secure boot.
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RE[8]: Stop whining!
by Icaria on Mon 26th Sep 2011 08:04 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Stop whining!"
Icaria
Member since:
2010-06-19

OK.
For the 15'th time, I not claiming that it's impossible to secure the boot environment - I am saying that securing the boot environment has zero, 0, NULL effect on the security of the system as it cannot prevent a *OS* or *USER* level vulnerability (or plain stupidity) from compromising the OS and/or the user file.

You started out saying:
OK, you do realize that once the OS is compromised, nothing stops the malware from deactivating the signature check mechanism and installing a key logger as a signed update or even throw in a modified kernel image while they are at it, right?
Which is what I addressed.

How could I possibly make my point clearer?
Perhaps by not changing your 'point' once it proves fallacious? I've been perfectly civil and patient with you throughout this exchange, so I feel justified when I say don't be a douchebag.

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RE[9]: Stop whining!
by gilboa on Mon 26th Sep 2011 10:25 in reply to "RE[8]: Stop whining!"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh boy....

Edited 2011-09-26 10:26 UTC

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