Rich Freeman on 8 Nov 2011 07:48:21 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Stop Helping Me!

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 9:53 AM, jeff <> wrote:
> On 11/08/2011 09:43 AM, Rich Freeman wrote:
>> That's also the model behind Chrome OS - the core OS just gives you a
>> web browser and uses secure boot so it is fairly tamper-proof.  Your
> to most except Google.
> [shudder]

A VERY good point.  Secure boot with MS or Google or Apple holding the
keys can have benefits compared to not having it at all (assuming you
can disable it).  However, none of this is nearly as good as allowing
the owner of the device control the keys.  They could install the
MS/Google/Apple public key or accept whatever comes pre-installed, or
they could just sign their own updates and know that something isn't
sneaking in without their knowledge.

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