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Re: [tor-talk] How can I make sure that the Tails I'm running is legitimate?




On 08/15/2015 02:14 AM, grarpamp wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 11:34 AM,  <qazxswedc@openmailbox.org> wrote:
>> On 2015-08-14 13:55, Aeris wrote:
>>>> So I'm running a Tails on a DVD-R version 1.5 and I'm very curious as to
>>>> if I'm running a legitimate copy of Tails. Could you guys help me?
>>>
>>> AFAIK, you can sha256sum the corresponding /dev/XXX device.
>>> The hash will be the same as the one indicated on the
>>> https://tails.boum.org/download/index.en.html page.
> No, you cannot check a suspect OS with a suspect OS.
> Have a friend check the hash or signature with their own OS
> that is different from your OS, or use different OS at library,
> store, school or work to check it.
>
>> It's been almost half an hour and sha256 on /dev/sdX still ain't done yet :(
>> Something's wrong here probably.
> No there's no "locks" unless your OS is lame. Change your blocksize...
> dd if=/dev/foo bs=2k | sha256
> If your OS chokes on the native 2k like it does 512, use 8k or 1m
> and see if it streams better.
Forgive my noobness but what does this mean?

Thanks a lot!

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