Author: intrigeri Date: To: tails-testers, i4ixax+9e92iigd12i4w Subject: Re: [Tails-testers] Tails4_rc1 main drive showing
i4ixax+9e92iigd12i4w--- via Tails-testers: > the drive wasn't mounted automatically, but in can be mounted from within tails (root)
> i thought detection of main system drives was disabled in tails as
> security measure way back, (maybe 3.5 - 3.9?), so if tails was
> compromized, it was not possible to mount and access main drives
> data, or plant something on it.
I could not find any trace of this in our changelog.
As far as I can tell, users who choose to set an administration
password are free to do anything they want as root. I seem to remember
that many years ago, we had vague plans to more fully block access to
internal drives but I don't think this went anywhere, and I don't know
what would be the state of our thinking on this front nowadays
regarding whether the security benefits are worth breaking some
plausibly-valid use cases.
> // unless, Tails4.0 added detection for new format types and thats the reason the drive was not showing in the 3.**
That's possible indeed.
> this the drive didnt show in 3.16, and the actual partition is not
> even moutable in 3.16(i just checked, it just detects the space
> correctly, but cant mount it)
Even with an administration password?
What kind of partition and filesystem is that?
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