No OEM will sign GRUB and/or Linux

Date: 2011-09-20 11:28 pm (UTC)
No sensible one, at least. The original purpose of this is preventing boot mode rootkits... and at least GRUB lets malware writers to boot whatever they want, essentially bypassing the protection. I would assume booting Linux with a crafted userspace will let the malware do its tricks too.
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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