Re: *countable infinities only

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On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Gerry Reno <greno@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 05/31/2012 01:19 PM, Jon Ciesla wrote:
>> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Gerry Reno <greno@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 05/31/2012 01:10 PM, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
>>>> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Gerry Reno <greno@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Could be any of a thousand ways to implement this.
>>>>> Maybe it checks the BIOS to determine whether some SecureBoot flag is set.
>>>> While it pains me to argue with someone on my side— you're incorrect.
>>>> The compromised system would just intercept and emulate or patch out that test.
>>> Then what's missing here is a way for booted OS's to test themselves for integrity.
>> Maybe some sort of cryptographic signature stored in the hardware?
>>
>> <ducks>
>>
>> -J
>>
>> </sarcasm>
>>
>
> Just not dictated by one monopoly.

Ideally, no.  But you see the problem.  I'm divided on the solution
myself, but I've yet to see one I feel better about.

-J

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