Wednesday, July 4, 2012

UEFI 2.3.1 Errata C, and more

A few things have happened recently.

These include the publication of errata C of the UEFI2.3.1 specification at www.uefi.org.    One interesting update in that document includes support for network booting additional architecture types.   See "Processor Architecture Types" at  http://www.ietf.org/assignments/dhcpv6-parameters/dhcpv6-parameters.txt.  Notable additions in that list include PowerPC and ARM64, along with reconciling some earlier conflicts between the UEFI specification and early RFC's.   This update, along with http://tools.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5970.txt, allows for rich network bootstrap opportunities.

In addition to the UEFI and IETF updates, a YouTube video of "Security & Personal Computing" was just posted to the intelchannel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ505uz1TZ4.   In this talk I provide a broad overview of some the efforts underway in the industry around platform protection.

On that same topic, my presentation proposal http://toorcamp.org/content12/33 for ToorCamp 2012 was accepted.   The entire schedule of talks can be found at http://toorcamp.org/talks.  Dan "I broke DNS" Kaminsky is speaking that same day http://toorcamp.org/content12/28, and the speaker immediately prior to my talk http://toorcamp.org/content12/2 will discuss hacking measured and UEFI secure boot.   It should be interesting.
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