Preparing the kernel for UEFI secure boot
Posted Sep 8, 2012 1:43 UTC (Sat) by robertm
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Suppose you replaced secure boot with physical keys, bootloaders and kernels with doors and windows, Microsoft with some popular lock company, manufacturers with locksmiths (who have a special relationship with lock companies), and attackers with burglars.
No, I think a much better analogy would be the "votor ID" laws that several states have been enacting, which are supposedly to combat electoral fraud. In both cases, the threat (boot-time malware, non-registered people voting) is effectively nonexistent and, in view of that, the "protection" is clearly designed for some other purpose (preventing the owner of hardware from running software the vendor does not approve of on the one hand, suppressing "undesired" voters on the other).
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