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Re: [tor-talk] Pirate Linux 2.0 alpha
OK, I will try to write something up as soon as I can.
Let me just clarify some points.
Is the goal to be more secure than a standard Linux distro such as Ubuntu
or Debian? Yes.
Is the goal to be more secure than a distro such as Tails or Liberte? No.
For example, instead of using a patched version of Firefox as Tails does,
Pirate Linux uses the latest official Firefox ESR together with the
JondoFox profile to create "the Tor Browser". So there is less
micromanaging of security issues that should in principle be dealt with by
the upstream providers (Mozilla in this case).
The goals can change, but note that for now I cannot guarantee any level of
security, as this would require more testing and probably hiring
professional security auditors. For now I want to make sure all the
features are working as expected, and then eventually, when I am happy with
the functionality, and I have enough resources, I would like to perform a
full audit of the software. Also, more people working on this would speed
things up (I work full time on other things), so I am currently trying to
find some people who would like to help.
On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 8:08 PM, krishna e bera <keb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM, AK <akarmn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi
> > I was expecting you to ask something like that :). Well for now it just
> > alpha version, so I would not count on it for robust security. In fact,
> > security is not the main focus of this project (unlike Tails and
> > Of course, it should still be reasonably secure, but I am focusing more
> > ease of use and privacy, rather than bulletproof security. If there is
> > enough interest, I will make a formal document outlining the model,
> since I
> > have been asked this before.
> > Cheers
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