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still a few glitches in the system...

still a few glitches in the system...

Posted Nov 21, 2012 9:28 UTC (Wed) by jejb (subscriber, #6654)
In reply to: still a few glitches in the system... by davidescott
Parent article: Bottomley: Adventures in Microsoft UEFI Signing

> The cynic in me says MSFT recognizes that there is money to be made in selling secure boot keys to malware authors and then revoking them a month later, and they want to automate the process so they can maximize the revenue stream.

Microsoft doesn't get any money from this. The cash we paid was to Verisign (now Symantec) so that they would certify to Microsoft that we were who we said we were and give us a Verisign certified certificate to prove it.

This is the Linux Foundation's actual certificate subject and issuer:

Issuer: C=US, O=VeriSign, Inc., OU=VeriSign Trust Network, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Subject: C=US, ST=California, L=San Francisco, O=The Linux Foundation, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, CN=The Linux Foundation


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