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Bug #9116

Document that Tails doesn't protect against BIOS/firmware attacks

Added by BitingBird over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
Start date:
03/26/2015
Due date:
% Done:

50%

Feature Branch:
doc/7076-plug_untrusted
Type of work:
End-user documentation
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:

Description

BIOS is not dealt with by the OS -> it works as hardware -> if it's compromized, Tails can't protect you. Don't leave your hardware unattended, and buy another computer (cheap, second-hand, linux-supported) if you have a doubt.

It could link to #6808


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #8993: Tails can not protect you against compromized hardware Resolved 03/02/2015
Related to Tails - Feature #8845: Give some love to our warning page Confirmed 02/03/2015
Related to Tails - Bug #7076: Warn against plugging a Tails device in untrusted systems Resolved 04/12/2014
Related to Tails - Feature #6808: Investigate harmful BIOS features Confirmed 03/02/2014

History

#1 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #8993: Tails can not protect you against compromized hardware added

#2 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from Document that Tails doesn't protect against BIOS attacks to Document that Tails doesn't protect against BIOS/firmware attacks
  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

#3 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to BitingBird
  • Target version set to Tails_1.4

#4 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #8845: Give some love to our warning page added

#5 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #7076: Warn against plugging a Tails device in untrusted systems added

#6 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #6808: Investigate harmful BIOS features added

#7 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#8 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress

Being worked on in #7076

#9 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Assignee changed from BitingBird to sajolida
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50
  • QA Check set to Ready for QA

#10 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_1.4 to Tails_1.4.1

#11 Updated by sajolida about 4 years ago

  • Feature Branch set to bitingbird:doc/7076-plug_untrusted

#12 Updated by sajolida about 4 years ago

  • Assignee changed from sajolida to BitingBird
  • QA Check changed from Ready for QA to Dev Needed
  • Feature Branch changed from bitingbird:doc/7076-plug_untrusted to doc/7076-plug_untrusted

#13 Updated by BitingBird about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_1.4.1 to Tails_1.5

#14 Updated by BitingBird about 4 years ago

  • Assignee changed from BitingBird to sajolida
  • QA Check changed from Dev Needed to Ready for QA

#15 Updated by sajolida about 4 years ago

  • Assignee changed from sajolida to BitingBird

#16 Updated by sajolida about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • Assignee deleted (BitingBird)
  • QA Check changed from Ready for QA to Pass

Merge as of #7076#note-37.

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