Canonical - Red Hat

Canonical bersama-sama dengan Red Hat, telah menerbitkan sebuah white paper yang pada intinya menentang penerapan “Secure Boot”. Hal ini dilakukan dengan tujuan agar para pengguna tetap memiliki kendali penuh atas komputer mereka.

Usability of alternate operating systems

If secure boot must be disabled before an alternate operating system can be booted, then those alternatives will become restricted to technically-minded users who are able to reconfigure their firmware to disable secure boot. Likewise, dual-boot configurations will become difficult to manage, as users must enable and disable secure boot when switching between signed and unsigned boot images.

Jika secure boot harus di non-aktifkan sebelum sistem operasi alternatif bisa booting (misalnya Linux), maka user terutama yang masih awam akan kesulitan untuk berpindah-pindah sistem operasi. Konfigurasi dualboot akan menjadi sulit dikelola karena untuk berpindah-pindah sistem operasi user harus mengaktifkan-menonaktifkan secure boot dulu.

Recommendations

Secure boot technology can be beneficial for increasing the security of Linux installations. Linux
distributions should gain secure boot compatibility in order to increase protection against malware
and disk encryption circumvention, provided that users’ freedoms are protected. Unfortunately, the current implementation recommended for secure boot makes installation of Linux more difficult and may prevent users from modifying their own systems. So, we recommend that secure boot implementations are designed around the hardware owner having full control of the security restrictions.

We recommend that all OEMs allow secure boot to be easily disabled and enabled through a
firmware configuration interface

Sebenarnya teknologi secure boot ini bukan teknologi baru, karena sudah banyak motherboard yang tersedia sudah mendukung secure boot, tetapi secara default di non-aktifkan. Namun, dengan dirilis nya Windows 8 Microsoft mengharuskan secure boot sudah aktif secara default untuk dapat menjalankan Windows 8.

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