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SubjectRe: SSSCA: We're in trouble now
On Fri, 1 Mar 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Linux doesnt use the BIOS if you tell it not to, if it can avoid using
> > it. It will :)
> It has no control over the BIOS and SMM code. Who knows what is going on
> behind the scenes in the BIOS, be it for intentional or more dubious
> purposes.

All too true. However, given the quality of BIOS code we have seen over
the years, the thought of your average BIOS programmer implementing
cryptographic techniques does provide some amusement ;-)

Any chance of any manafacturers open-sourcing their BIOS?


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