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[2]: All this fuss for what?
by Drumhellar on Mon 31st Dec 2012 01:35 UTC in reply to "RE: All this fuss for what?"
Drumhellar
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Just because it doesn't stop all malware doesn't mean it isn't a good thing. Despite what a lot of people seem to think, rootkits still exist in the wild. I mean, look at Stuxnet for a high-profile one in recent news.

They exist for Windows 7 64-bit even. I just recently came across one while cleaning somebody else's computer. SecureBoot would prevent these.

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