Friday 31st August, 2012
11:55am to 12:40pm
The UEFI Secure Boot specification describes a mechanism for restricting the software a machine will bot to appropriately signed binaries. The Windows 8 hardware certification program requires that vendors implement and enable this feature by default. Taken at face value, this locks Linux out of the market. Thankfully, there are things we can do.
This presentation will cover the Secure Boot approaches available to the Linux community and describe the benefits and shortcomings. It will be relevant to admins (who need to know how to configure it) and developers (who need to know how it will affect their software), as well as the users who just want to know how their machines will be booting.
Kernel coder and security developer at @nebulainc. Former biologist. Bizarre apologist. Opinions are my own. Blog at http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org bio from Twitter
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