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Re: TPM chip and Grub bootloader

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: TPM chip and Grub bootloader
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 18:40:31 +0200
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Stefan Reinauer <address@hidden> writes:

> * Robert Millan <address@hidden> [070530 15:18]:
>> IOW, no matter who the keys belong to, the problem is there's a component in
>> the hardware I paid for that is hostile to me, which contains keys that I
>> cannot retrieve (good, because of security), and refuses to use the keys on
>> anything I want it to (bad, because it's inherently an abusive tool).
> You do not need a TPM based system. Todays BIOSes prohibit flashing
> anything not signed by the vendor using SMI and hardware lockdown
> mechanisms. You are locked out already, even though you might not care
> or know yet.

That sounds terrible.  How do you deal with this for LinuxBIOS?

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