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Preparing the kernel for UEFI secure boot

Preparing the kernel for UEFI secure boot

Posted Sep 7, 2012 6:01 UTC (Fri) by kugel (subscriber, #70540)
Parent article: Preparing the kernel for UEFI secure boot

I also highly dislike the idea that root isn't trusted anymore. That's not the spirit of unix/linux.

Instead, the bugs that allow malware to become root (or execute code with root privileges) should be fixed, then no harm can possibly result from root. Except user stupidity which UEFI secure boot is not made to protect against.

And reading that this prevents Linux to support some hardware setups makes me even more grumpy.


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Preparing the kernel for UEFI secure boot

Posted Sep 7, 2012 6:14 UTC (Fri) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523) [Link]

>Instead, the bugs that allow malware to become root (or execute code with root privileges) should be fixed
So are you proposing a genocide? Or maybe simply the total ban of all computers?

Preparing the kernel for UEFI secure boot

Posted Sep 13, 2012 22:20 UTC (Thu) by apollock (subscriber, #14629) [Link]

> I also highly dislike the idea that root isn't trusted anymore. That's not the spirit of unix/linux.

Isn't this the same as SELinux? root isn't particularly all-powerful there either.


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