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Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns

Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.

(Image: Radu Bercan/iStockphoto)

(Image: Radu Bercan/iStockphoto)

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8/13/2016 | 5:02:06 PM
How horrible!
People will be able to load whatever software they like on their own equipment, without even having to ask the permission of the OEM?  Like they actually own it?  The concept of Trusted Computing is truly in grave danger.

I'll note that MS has for years denied that Secure Boot was imposed on OEMs for the purpose of preventing PC owners from replacing Windows, so you might want to check with its PR people to make sure you got that part of the story right.
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