Explain the security drawbacks of DVD
We’re telling users about some security benefits of booting Tails from a DVD (as opposed to from a USB stick), but there are some drawbacks too. Let’s start by listing them…
- Once we get Tor persistent state, Tor will be stronger with persistence.
- Without persistent you might be tempted to not use asymetric encryption, persistent keys, and fallback on weaker solutions.
- No automatic upgrades. That’s not practical, and if you don’t take the time to upgrade manually, it’s a security risk.
- A malicious or buggy DVD drive’s firmware can modify the Tails system on-the-fly.
Parent Task: #9884 (closed)
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