Tails 4.0 greeter loads a second time when admin password added
So I decide I want to try using the mumble scripts Tails recently linked to [many thanks], and part of the instructions are booting to tails with an admin password added. Ive occasionally done this before, not a big deal at all.
What I did:
Boot Tails 4.0, when greeter appears click additional options, add admin password, enter an admin password, click start tails.
Greeter closes like normal, but rather than the normal tails desktop, tails greeter appears again. This could produce concerns that the Tails USB is compromised and is harvesting passwords/data.
I tried adding admin password both with and without persistence password entered, but it booted to Tails Greeter a second time in both cases rather than the tails desktop. When I entered the persistence password, then added admin PW and clicked start tails, it closed tails greeter as usual. But it launched tails greeter the second time, and I saw it had CONNECTED TO MY WIFI BY NAME which had previously been stored in persistence. So obviously if it knows the password for my router, persistence has indeed been accessed. I’ve NEVER seen wifi connected during the Tails Greeter screen before. But then, it has never launched a second time either. When booting Tails without adding an admin password, it loads normally (obviously I have to boot tails to send this bug report).
Feature Branch: bugfix/17199-17228-udevadm-trigger-vs-dual-gpu+force-all-tests
- Related to #17199