Commit 54604373 authored by BitingBird's avatar BitingBird

adding 2 warnings (compromized hardware + BIOS/firmware, untrusted systems)...

adding 2 warnings (compromized hardware + BIOS/firmware, untrusted systems) with link to FAQ and link from FAQ to warnings (#7076, #9116, #8993)
parent fb99d5ce
......@@ -8,6 +8,35 @@ helping you making a good use of it.
[[!toc levels=2]]
<a id="compromized_hardware"></a>
Tails does not protect against compromized hardware, BIOS or firmware attacks
=============================================================================
If the computer has been compromised by someone having physical access
to it and who installed untrusted pieces of hardware (like a
keylogger), then it might not be safe to use Tails.
Tails can also not protect against BIOS or firmware attacks. Those are
not managed by the operating system, and in practice they function
like hardware.
<a id="untrusted_system"></a>
Tails can be compromized if installed or plugged in untrusted systems
=====================================================================
* Tails should be installed using a trusted system. Otherwise it might
be corrupted during the installation.
* Plugging your Tails device into a computer currently running a
compromised operating system might corrupt the installed Tails,
destroying the protection Tails provides. You shouldn't use your
Tails device in any other way than booting Tails from it.
Tails can not be compromized by a virus in your usual operating
system. See the [[corresponding FAQ|support/FAQ#compromised_system]].
<a id="exit_node"></a>
Tor exit nodes can eavesdrop on communications
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......@@ -608,6 +608,8 @@ If the computer has been compromised by someone having physical access to it and
who installed untrusted pieces of hardware, then it might not be safe to use
Tails.
See our [[warning page|doc/about/warning]] for more details.
<a id="integrity"></a>
Can I verify the integrity of a Tails device?
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