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Truth or myth? Five common assumptions about the implementation of secure boot in embedded Linux-based devices

Secure boot is an important link in the chain of security for PCs. But embedded devices based on a Linux® operating environment are equally compromised if a rogue Linux image is permitted to run on them. It might seem surprising, then, that the secure boot function is not today universally implemented in Linux-based embedded devices.
Perhaps this is partly because many embedded developers continue to nurse various assumptions about secure boot – assumptions which in some cases are misleading or even downright false. In the course of MontaVista’s many conversations about security with embedded developers, five of these preconceived ideas about secure boot recur time and again.

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Truth or myth? Five common assumptions about the implementation of secure boot in embedded Linux-based devices

June 25, 2018
A PC connected to the internet is vulnerable to attack in a multitude of ways, but the authenticity of the operating system that it runs is not in question. If you switch on a PC and the Windows® logo flashes up on the screen, you can be very confident that the computer is running a safe and valid version of the Windows OS.

You have this assurance because of secure boot, a standard authentication function that runs at power-up to authenticate the OS image before it is launched by the CPU. It ...

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