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PGP key and verifying procedure (or a link to it) should be added to the website
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There's a fairly unlikely but not impossible scenario: a malicious mirror maintainer or an attacker replaces all content of a mirror with a self-built image and corresponding PGP key and signatures. This will not work for upgrading images downloaded from valid mirrors (unless the user chooses to ignore the signature check), but can affect people who download the image and install from scratch.

Those who install for the first time should have an easy way to get the authoritative key, and find out which download site is the authoritative one too.


Difficulty level
Easy (less than an hour)
1.2.x ; 1.3
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)

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s.lorente closed this task as Resolved.May 4 2020, 4:30 PM
s.lorente set Version to 1.2.x ; 1.3.
s.lorente set Is it a breaking change? to Unspecified (possibly destroys the router).
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