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commit b523072656419b0fd540f8a65af2ae2100666573
parent 95d2de50171d5096e737b00033328fe1f2b82cd1
Author: Francis Rowe <>
Date:   Tue, 13 Oct 2015 03:24:17 +0100

docs/hcl/c201.html: the screw

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diff --git a/docs/hcl/c201.html b/docs/hcl/c201.html @@ -76,6 +76,12 @@ if you brick the laptop; read <a href="../install/bbb_setup.html">../install/bbb_setup.html</a> for an example of how to set up an SPI programmer. </p> + <p> + Write protection is useful, because it prevents the firmware from being re-flashed by any malicious software that + might become executed on your GNU/Linux system, as root. In other words, it can prevent an <i>evil maid</i> attack. It's + possible to write protect on all current libreboot systems, but chromebooks make it easy. The screw is such a stupidly + simple idea, which all laptop designs should implement. + </p> </div> <div class="section">