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Re: VPN services, KODI , Torrents and UFW firewall
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2016, 12:40:54 pm »
winders users are soooo screwed on this 'accidental' release of the MS backdoor key(s) !!!   :D

I thought I'd read it doesn't affect x86 versions of Windows .. only pre "Anniversary Edition" versions of RT (?)

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Re: VPN services, KODI , Torrents and UFW firewall
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2016, 08:17:31 pm »
News releases vary on this, but ...

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The keys leaked by Microsoft will allow users with admin rights to install any operating system -- like Linux or Android -- on their Windows PCs, smartphones, or tablets.

SOURCE:  http://www.informationweek.com/software/productivity-collaboration-apps/microsoft-leaks-secure-boot-key-raises-security-concerns/d/d-id/1326582?


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Secure Boot works at the firmware level, and is designed only to allow an operating system signed with a key certified by Microsoft to load. It can be disabled on many desktops, but on most other Windows devices, it's hard-coded in. The golden key policy seems to have been designed for internal debugging purposes, to allow OS signature checks to be disabled, apparently so programmers can test new builds. In practice, it could well open up Microsoft's tablets and phones to serious attacks.

SOURCE:  http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/08/microsoft-secure-boot-firmware-snafu-leaks-golden-key/

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Re: VPN services, KODI , Torrents and UFW firewall
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2016, 10:03:15 pm »
I'm currently more inclined to believe what Matthew Garrett says than random 'news' sites that just appear to be repeating each other with little to no technical detail .. as far as I'm concerned MG is "the man" when it comes to understanding UEFI and Secureboot implementation (certainly on the Linux side of things).

For those who don't know who he is:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=matthew+garrett+secureboot+shim

Hey anyone with the initials MG should be listened to :))
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