An anonymous reader writes "It seems Linux is not to blame for the recent reports of Samsung laptops not booting — the exploit has been exposed via Windows too.
From the article — "Linux developer Matthew Garrett has posted an updated analysis of the flaw, which includes the news that the UEFI bug can be triggered from within Windows as well as Linux. 'I bricked a Samsung laptop today. Unlike most of the reported cases of Samsung laptops refusing to boot, I never booted Linux on it — all experimentation was performed under Windows,' wrote Garrett. 'It seems that the bug we've been seeing is simultaneously simpler in some ways and more complicated in others than we'd previously realised.'""
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