Other long term problems
Posted Jun 7, 2012 11:45 UTC (Thu) by lemmings
In reply to: Other long term problems
Parent article: Fedora, secure boot, and an insecure future
> To help us calibrate how real the threat is, can you please give an actual (non theoretical) example?
Secure boot is the foundation for protecting the entire
Right now, if my Linux machine has init (or equivalent), the kernel, grub (or equivalent) or any other software used in the boot sequence modified by malware, then I am screwed. It could be very difficult to nearly impossible to detect the compromise.
A secure boot enabled system will result in a compromised system failing to boot (assuming all software in the boot sequence chain has its signature checked).
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