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What is the purpose of encoding diskboot.bin and related files?

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What is the purpose of encoding diskboot.bin and related files?
« on: 19 / February / 2011, 23:02:46 »
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Wouldn't it just make it easier for everyone to just execute the diskboot.bin without any kind of encoding or anything?

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Re: What is the purpose of encoding diskboot.bin and related files?
« Reply #1 on: 20 / February / 2011, 04:58:49 »
Wouldn't it just make it easier for everyone to just execute the diskboot.bin without any kind of encoding or anything?
Surely - you may ask Canon why they protect their intellectual property ;)

Re: What is the purpose of encoding diskboot.bin and related files?
« Reply #2 on: 20 / February / 2011, 06:12:30 »
>Surely - you may ask Canon why they protect their intellectual property

i guess thats more security that a wrong firmware do not boot partly, because read out firmware is not encode.

but a better way than encode i think is use on every camera a long word with Camera ID on same address

the firmware can check the id and do nothing then, if wrong
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