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Verifying safe boots with the Librem Key


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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 07:37 PM

Librem announced a safe key with a really interesting feature:

 

"Just boot with the Librem Key inserted. If it blinks green you are safe, if it blinks red you’ve been tampered with"

 

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It isn't mandatory to boot with that key always plugged in, albeit it can do other things such as adding the key for unlocking a disk (still have to type a PIN that can be shorter than the disk encryption key).

 

Being able to check if the BIOS was tampered at boot up time is not a bad feature. I'm wondering anyways we couldn't do the same without a key, just with a normal program.

 

https://puri.sm/post...the-librem-key/

 

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