Eric at on 8 Nov 2011 09:18:57 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Stop Helping Me!

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On 11/08/2011 10:48 AM, Rich Freeman wrote:
> 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.
> Rich

Related to the whole security thread I found this article very interesting:

The fact that they control these systems with MICROSOFT WINDOWS still
amazes me.  More amazing is that they allow USB sticks to be used.
Apparently, stuxnet flew completely under their radar (so to speak.)

Allegedly some if the drones even have Windows embedded in them.
It might not be all that good but at least you can still run Win95
games on it :-)

The analogy of the human immune system is powerful.

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