Posted Jun 16, 2011 15:25 UTC (Thu) by jreiser
Parent article: UEFI and "secure boot"
Is widely-distributed UEFI the only news here? The ASUS P5QPRO motherboard from 2008, three years ago, claims to support the necessary hardware. The common boot ROM BIOS does not support it, but the BIOS is flashable. Some Apple x86 hardware as old as 2006 allegedly has unused TPM hardware: http://www.osxbook.com/book/bonus/chapter7/tpmdrmmyth/. Linux itself has had driver/char/tpm for six or seven years. The implications of actual lockdown have been foreseen for a long time.
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