[LinuxBIOS] Smart card

Quux pawn2be.wild at yahoo.de
Wed Mar 14 19:23:37 CET 2007

or use the poor man's ersatz smart card: usb memory stick. this has been 
implemented in some mainstream motherboards already: without the key 
from the stick nothing will boot up. but then I remember when last time 
my ec credit card failed to work. a real PITA. may be OK for your 
boss'es computer, tho

Peter Stuge schrieb:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 04:09:17PM +0100, Fred . wrote:
>> I think it would be cool if the computer would refuse to boot
>> without a smart card.
> This is a nice idea. Have LinuxBIOS boot up a minimal Linux system
> from flash that has been prepared with the public key part of a card.
> Then have the minimal system wait for the right card to be inserted.
> (Of course it has to be challenged too.)
> After good verification, kexec the real system kernel.
> //Peter

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