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Bug #6851

Fix ISO verification using checksum

Added by sajolida over 5 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Installation
Target version:
Start date:
08/16/2013
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
End-user documentation
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:
ISO Verification Extension

Description

The tool we proposed to verify the Tails ISO on multiple platform is via a Firefox plugin. The background for that decision is that this way we can have a procedure that we can test ourselves, and be sure to work on Windows, Mac, and Linux as well. And we also make sure that users have downloaded those software through HTTPS. That's no magic wand, but it's better than nothing.

But the tool we proposed since the beginning, MD5 Reborned Hashed has stopped working in recent version Firefox. There was a workaround for some time but it also stopped working. So we're left with nothing for recent Firefox versions.

An alternative proposal is to switch to using Chrome instead of Firefox. Or document solutions for both Firefox and Chrome.


Subtasks

Feature #6664: Try to verify an ISO image using DownThemAllRejectedsajolida

Feature #10519: Fix mentions of Chrome on new download pageResolved

Feature #8567: Write a first version of the ISO verification extensionResolved

Feature #8568: Integrate the ISO verification extension in the web assistant's prototypeResolved

Feature #8569: Have prototype of the ISO verification extension tested by usersResolvedtchou

Feature #10509: Provide an ISO description file for testingResolved

Feature #8570: Release the ISO verification Firefox extension on addons.mozilla.orgResolved

Feature #8849: Technical specifications for ISO verification extensionResolved

Feature #8850: Investigate feasibility of OpenPGP signature verification in JavaScriptRejected

Feature #8816: Investigate upload mechanisms and reactivity for browser app storesResolved

Feature #8855: Design data source for ISO verification extensionResolvedsajolida

Feature #8873: Decide which kind of verification would the ISO verification extension doResolved

Feature #9028: Check whether Tor Browser disables automatic updatesResolvedsajolida

Feature #9043: Check whether BitTorrent clients do proper hash verificationResolved

Feature #9295: Find a name for the download extensionResolvedsajolida

Bug #9387: Browser and extension detection codeResolved

Bug #10525: Make it clear that Firefox 38 is required to use the ISO verification extensionResolved

Feature #10366: Replace /download with a page with the download extensionRejected

Feature #10510: Automate generatation of the ISO descrption file in the release processResolved

Feature #10530: Integrate ISO verification extension in assistantDuplicate

Feature #10533: Adapt ikiwiki setup to ISO Verification Extension and Installation AssistantResolved

Feature #8803: Investigate whether some extension technologies are more portable than othersResolvedsajolida


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #6387: Create screencast videos of installing Tails onto a USB stick Rejected 01/08/2015
Related to Tails - Feature #7162: Update the ISO verification instructions using GNOME Resolved
Duplicated by Tails - Feature #6082: Fix documentation for ISO verification on Windows Duplicate

History

#1 Updated by sajolida over 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to sajolida

#2 Updated by sajolida over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Fix ISO verification using Firefox to Fix ISO verification using checksum

#3 Updated by sajolida over 5 years ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #6082: Fix documentation for ISO verification on Windows added

#4 Updated by sajolida over 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#5 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Duplicated by Bug #7534: Remove outdated documentation about checking md5 in Firefox added

#6 Updated by alant over 5 years ago

  • Duplicated by deleted (Bug #7534: Remove outdated documentation about checking md5 in Firefox)

#7 Updated by sajolida over 5 years ago

  • Target version set to Sustainability_M1

#8 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #6387: Create screencast videos of installing Tails onto a USB stick added

#9 Updated by sajolida almost 5 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)

This will be taken care of by Romeo grant. Dassigning it to me.

#10 Updated by BitingBird almost 5 years ago

  • Category set to Installation

#11 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #7162: Update the ISO verification instructions using GNOME added

#12 Updated by sajolida about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Sustainability_M1 to 246

#13 Updated by sajolida almost 4 years ago

  • Affected tool set to ISO Verification Extension

#14 Updated by sajolida almost 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 246 to Tails_2.0

#15 Updated by sajolida almost 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to sajolida

#16 Updated by sajolida over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved
  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)

All the subtasks for this are closed now and the Firefox extension was release. So let's close this very old ticket. Yeah!

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