Soon after the final retail version of Windows 8.1 was made available on the Windows Store, some users started reporting that they got an error message on their desktop, saying that ‘SecureBoot isn’t configured correctly’. The watermark was displayed on the usual bottom right corner of the desktop. While Microsoft...

Microsoft just can’t seem to catch a break. First it was the European Commission that handed a hefty fine to the company for failing to provide a browser ballot screen, and now Linux users are in on the fun. The software giant is now facing legal action in Europe, after a Linux user group decided to sue the House of...

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has started a campaign against the Secure Boot feature in Windows 8. Microsoft continue to insist that the feature is intended to keep unwanted and potentially malicious software off a system by preventing unauthorized binaries to load during the boot process. The FSF believes...

Windows 8 Secure Boot Technology How do you protect your operating system from malware while it is being loaded? How do you ensure that only genuine programs get access to the operating system? For years, attackers have been trying various means to load malware into the BIOS and corrupt primary operating system...