Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification
Chad Walstrom wrote:
>This isn't so hypothetical. I ran into problems trying to install an
>"unsanctioned" mini-pci wireless card in an IBM T30, only to find that
>the BIOS refused to allow me to boot into an operating system until the
>card was removed. I was not a happy camper. If IBM is willing to do
>this at the BIOS level, what's to say that a video card manufacturer
>isn't willing to do this for their MPEG/2 encoder (loadable) firmware?
Off-topic really, but
http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~mjg59/thinkpad/wireless.html . It's a fairly
trivial BIOS hack in that case.
Matthew Garrett | email@example.com