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Researchers showed off how they were able to bypass the Secure Boot system in Windows 8 in two separate exploits at the Black Hat conference last week in Las Vegas.
Microsoft's latest firmware update for its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets have been released, which offer some WiFi improvements for the Pro version and speaker upgrades for the RT tablet.
A Linux community association has complained to the EU against Microsoft, claiming UEFI Secure Boot is an anti-competitive "obstruction mechanism" to booting other operating systems on Windows 8 PCs.
Microsoft is hiring for a new and "confidential" Windows Phone technology product that somehow involves the operating system's Unified Extensible Firmware Interface.
Italian researchers have developed a new bootkit capable of infecting the UEFI platform and hijacking the Windows 8 kernel. It's now easier to create such nasty things, the researchers say.
Canonical has revealed how it will offer a way for users to launch its Ubuntu Linux OS on Windows 8-base x86 PCs with Microsoft's rules for the Secure Boot system.
Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux OS, has offered some opinions on Windows 8 and its UEFI security measures, saying that a solution to dual boot to Linux via Red Hat is a good compromise.
A discovery in Microsoft's Windows 8 hardware certification requirements may indicate that ARM-based Windows 8 devices may not be able to dual boot other operating systems like Linux.
Microsoft's latest update to "Building Windows 8" describes the security aspects of the OS's UEFI support, of which concerns were raised recently.