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Torvalds strongly objects to Windows 8 secure boot keys in the Linux kernel

February 26th, 2013 · No Comments

It started innocently enough. Red Hat software engineer David Howells asked Linus Torvalds, Linux’s founder, to move on code that would let Microsoft-signed binary keys be added dynamically to a kernel while running in secure-boot mode on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML). Torvalds wasn’t having it. “Quite frankly, this is f*cking moronic.

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