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"Attack"

"Attack"

Posted Feb 28, 2013 15:01 UTC (Thu) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
In reply to: "Attack" by epa
Parent article: Security quotes of the week

"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.


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"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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