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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RE[2]: Just wondering
by Soulbender on Mon 18th Jun 2012 04:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Just wondering"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

they might need to lock that area down to be able to pass the next level Common Criteria certification.


Security designed by bean-counters, is there anything better?

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RE[3]: Just wondering
by pgeorgi on Mon 18th Jun 2012 08:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Just wondering"
pgeorgi Member since:
2010-02-18

Security designed by bean-counters, is there anything better?

The design isn't common criteria. Only the requirements as to what the system is supposed to withstand - and those are quite sound.

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RE[4]: Just wondering
by Soulbender on Mon 18th Jun 2012 08:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Just wondering"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Good. I stand corrected then.

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