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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RE[2]: UEFI malware uses
by Nth_Man on Mon 11th Feb 2013 20:38 UTC in reply to "RE: UEFI malware uses"
Nth_Man
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Am I alone in thinking this leaves lots of opportunities for ransom malware and general bad behaviour?

No, you're not alone. "Bricking" a Samsung UEFI computer is very, very harmful and "secure boot"+UEFI can also cause harmful "not booting" problems even without the Samsung UEFI bug.

Is the solution worse tan the problem?

I think so, too.

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