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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Lennie
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2007-09-22

If properly combined with TPM (Trusted Platform Module for Trusted Computing) they can make it about as "secure" as XBox 360.

Which took a 16 months before it was cracked.

I think there might not have been enough interrest from the really good hackers at first though, so it might have been a bit longer because of that.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

However most don't bother because they get their XBOX live subscriptions banned.

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