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Removing potential backdoors from Tails 3.0

The default Tails 3.0 bootable ISO includes proprietary binary blobs running on network hardware. They may contain backdoors and are silently loaded when Tails boots. There is no known exploit at this date but it may take years before they … Continue reading

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installing tails with kvm

For test purposes it is useful to bootstrap tails using virtual machines and files. Here is how it can be done with KVM. $ wget ‘’ $ qemu-img create -f raw tails-installed.img 4G $ kvm -m 4096 -cdrom tails-amd64-3.0.iso -device … Continue reading

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