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"Attack"

"Attack"

Posted Feb 28, 2013 9:44 UTC (Thu) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Parent article: Security quotes of the week

It is a slightly Orwellian usage to say "attack Windows" when all you mean is "boot Windows bypassing the signature check". There could be good reasons why the owner of the computer might want to do that, for example patching Windows to load device drivers not signed by Microsoft (on platforms where Microsoft enforces this), or even, in some not-so-distant future, to run applications not signed by the Microsoft app store.


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"Attack"

Posted Feb 28, 2013 15:01 UTC (Thu) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239) [Link]

"Boot Windows bypassing the signature check without the user's consent". All Windows 8 systems are required to allow the end-user to disable Secure Boot, the concern is only about remote attacks.

"Attack"

Posted Feb 28, 2013 17:27 UTC (Thu) by niner (subscriber, #26151) [Link]

"All Windows 8 systems are required to allow the end-user to disable Secure Boot"

All x86_64 or x86 systems are required. On ARM on the other hand, it's forbidden.

"Attack"

Posted Feb 28, 2013 17:30 UTC (Thu) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239) [Link]

That's Windows RT, not Windows 8.

"Attack"

Posted Mar 3, 2013 23:23 UTC (Sun) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331) [Link]

Windows RT is a SKU of Windows 8. There's no real difference between the systems.

"Attack"

Posted Mar 3, 2013 23:25 UTC (Sun) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239) [Link]

They're different products with different policies. The commonality of the code is pretty irrelevant.

"Attack"

Posted Mar 1, 2013 10:25 UTC (Fri) by epa (subscriber, #39769) [Link]

The quotation does say "Windows" not "Windows 8". There are already Windows-branded systems in the wild that do not allow turning off Secure Boot.


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