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2 replies on “Lilbits: More Samsung leaks, BootHole GRUB2 bootloader vulnerability, and more”

  1. “Boothole” seems like a problem that’s only a problem if you have even bigger problems, like a piece of malware that keylogs whatever you type after a sudo command, running on your computer.

    1. Although, perhaps I should revise that a bit. It could also allow a person that you allowed to use sudo to execute arbitrary code, which is possibly more dangerous than any malware. It’s just that that’s far more relevant in business environments than your own computers so I didn’t think of it.
      Also, this could lead to a wave of UEFI updates that disable unpatched GRUB entirely, so if you did install an operating system other than windows, you should be prepared for your computer to stop working for anything other than windows, if you allow your firmware to update at all, that is.

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