The recent Linux kernel commits avoid one mechanism by which Samsung laptops can be bricked, but the information we now have indicates that there are other ways of triggering this. It also seems likely that it's possible for a userspace application to cause the same problem under Windows. We're still trying to figure out the full details, but until then you're safest ensuring that you're using BIOS mode on Samsung laptops no matter which operating system you're running.
- 1: Samsung laptop bug is not Linux specific
- 2: Playing with Thunderbolt under Linux on Apple hardware
- 3: A short introduction to TPMs
- 4: More in the series of bizarre UEFI bugs
- 5: Rebooting
- 6: Update on leaked UEFI signing keys - probably no significant risk
- 7: Leaked UEFI signing keys
- 8: Secure Boot and Restricted Boot.
- 9: The current state of UEFI and Linux
- 10: Using pstore to debug awkward kernel crashes
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