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Windows 7: Researchers demo exploits that bypass Windows 8 Secure Boot

03 Aug 2013   #1

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Researchers demo exploits that bypass Windows 8 Secure Boot

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The Windows 8 Secure Boot mechanism can be bypassed on PCs from certain manufacturers because of oversights in how those vendors implemented the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification, according to a team of security researchers.

The researchers Andrew Furtak, Oleksandr Bazhaniuk and Yuriy Bulygin demonstrated Wednesday at the Black Hat USA security conference in Las Vegas two attacks that bypassed Secure Boot in order to install a UEFI bootkit—boot rootkit—on affected computers.
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03 Aug 2013   #2

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Cool, now we have UEFI bootkits. The good thing is that they can be used to bypass SecureBoot in case it's not possible to disable it in case you want to install non-windows-8 OS.
The bad thing is that now Secure Boot is actually useful even if asinine.
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