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Windows Secure Boot: Insecure by design and mostly likely can't be fixed

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 10, 2016.

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    Encryption backdoors don’t work; the latest proof of that was discovered by security researchers Slipstream and MY123. This time, the security flub-up involves “golden keys” which can unlock Windows devices allegedly protected by Secure Boot.

    The researchers sounded the alarm, saying Microsoft messed up and accidentally leaked the security key which is supposed to protect Windows devices from attackers as a box boots up. This same flaw could be used by the machine’s owner to jailbreak a locked box and run a different OS like Linux – anything really, so long as it is cryptographically signed.

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