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 ...