Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors


Microsoft has demonstrated why the FBI’s desire for “Golden Key” backdoors allowing “good guys” to bypass security is such a bad idea: it inadvertently released its own keys to Windows tablets, phones, HoloLens and other devices using UEFI Secure Boot.

This story is less about Microsoft screwing up (but, to be clear, they absolutely did) and more about how it vindicates Apple’s stance regarding backdoors.