Microsoft has inadvertently demonstrated the intrinsic security problem of including a universal backdoor in its software after it accidentally leaked its so-called “golden key” – which allows users to unlock any device that’s supposedly protected by Secure Boot, such as phones and tablets.
The key basically allows anyone to bypass the provisions Microsoft has put in place ostensibly to prevent malicious versions of Windows from being installed, on any device running Windows 8.1 and upwards with Secure Boot enabled.
I am out of snarky remarks. Yes, it’s possible.
And I say “No duh!” Obviously Windows has a back door, that’s exactly what the government wanted in exchange for not breaking Microsoft into two discreet companies back in the late 90’s when they were found guilty of anti-trust and monopoly practices. Of course all of that went quietly away without explanation. But we all know the real reasons. My advice is to NOT use Windows, or MacOS which has been similarly compromised.
Edited 2016-08-12 01:00 UTC