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Microsoft changes policy on third-party signing of EFI code
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James C


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PostPosted: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 01:18    Post_subject:  Microsoft changes policy on third-party signing of EFI code  

http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/security/63120-microsoft-changes-policy-on-third-party-signing-of-efi-code

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Microsoft has changed its policy on signing third-party code for allowing other operating systems to boot on systems which are locked down with its implementation of secure boot, according to a post at the Microsoft Developer Network.
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Ted Dog


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Location: Heart of Texas

PostPosted: Tue 18 Feb 2014, 01:17    Post_subject:  

so what they waited until security people in a fight with shim loaders in the linux kernel development got to gain a foot hold. You could see this coming months ago. But MOX keys still exists as a option. So not as horrible as expected. We do need to band together and pony up the 90 dollars to get a signing key for the puppylinux world from offical blessed sources.. Laughing
Of Course check if your OEM win 8 machine can run In disabled secure mode.. Mine does and bios compatibility mode.. so not going to adversely affect me.
Not sure if win8 even boots on this machine anymore..
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NickAu


Joined: 30 Dec 2013
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Location: Far North Coast NSW ɹǝpunuʍop

PostPosted: Sat 22 Feb 2014, 18:27    Post_subject:  

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So not as horrible as expected. We do need to band together and pony up the 90 dollars to get a signing key for the puppylinux world from offical blessed sources


I would be happy to throw 20 bucks in.

Paypal or money order ????? (Give me a paypal link or pm me details for money order)

Maybe even have a donate to the site button (paypal) for a bigger server so the developers of puppy can upload new versions of puppy pets n stuff instead of using 3rd party hosting.

Downloading puppy from developers attachment in the post he just made announcing it

My motto with software has always been If you like it buy it don't use cracks or keygens ( Windows).

With Open source software If you use it and like it , Show your support and donate a few bux to the developers.
Eg.
Love It, Use it, Donated to it.
https://adblockplus.org/en/contribute

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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Feb 2014, 15:07    Post_subject:  

Currently no need to get our own signing key as long as RedHat and Ubuntu keep up the signed shims the rest of us borrow.. But I believe that is why the Microsoft change is happening they expect to be able to control the likes of RedHat and Ubuntu at the basic greed level both have money making reasons for being big players in linux world. Google and Amazon have already locked the doors after using and supporting open source and linux to there own money making ends.
The business world has finally found the loophole and methods to fully exploit the open source movement and not give back with locked In products and business deals between key large businesses.
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