Windows Linux UEFI exploit

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DVDR_Dog

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I have a post in waiting for approval to explain this exploit. New protocol around here?
Until then let me share this with all you Linux folks. I am building a Linux based low-power NAS from the ground up. A "patch" was issued for Linux today to fix this exploit. My system along with many, many others running Ubuntu have had their systems hosed and unbootable as a result of this update. So much with the "How great Linux is". I have to tell you along the way I have found so many inconsistencies between every new release it's impossible to apply many guides to the current flavor. Such is the weakness of open source, everyone seems to have a better idea. Perhaps that's what happened to Java too before Sun took the helm and alienated all the other players.
I guess if you devote your life to Linux and stay with all the twists and turns it takes it has some strengths. It sure as heck has it's weaknesses for a developer.
 
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Yes, linux has flaws but is the most secure systems, have you tried kali?
Secure? More than a typical Windows install yes but then we are comparing apples to oranges. Is it confusing as all get out between flavors? Yup. At first glance Linux presents a very secure interface. The biggest problem more often than not there are 20 or variations of command line instructions to perform the exact same task grandfathered from succeeded versions. I tend to doubt these may be properly addressed every time a new flavor is cooked up. No glory in that which tends to be the driving force in open source. So bottom line who knows how secure Linux really is.
Unfortunately uniformity may be Windows Achilles Heel. It lets all those script kiddies (remember them? Did they all grow up and get jobs?) hammer on Windows until dumb luck until they find a universal weakness.
I think if one wanted to devote some time I already see some opportunities to gain access to a Linux installation. The fact an update damages an install beyond repair kind of proves that. It's not my thing nor have I ever done this kind of hacking. My own experiences have been repairing damage an intruder has done to a system. You do learn a great deal from doing just that.
 

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always back up
linux is about taking proactive control over your computer
some ppl don't really want that, or shouldn't do that
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such a breaking update wouldn't be for a secure stable system, it would be first introduced in a testing system
 

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