[Replicant] [PATCH v2][ 10/11] freedom-privacy-security-issues: Improve OsmocomBB's description

Paul Kocialkowski contact at paulk.fr
Wed Apr 20 09:43:52 UTC 2016


Le lundi 28 mars 2016 à 20:50 +0200, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli a écrit :
> Signed-off-by: Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <GNUtoo at no-log.org>
> ---
>  freedom-privacy-security-issues.php | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/freedom-privacy-security-issues.php b/freedom-privacy-security-
> issues.php
> index f9a2255..b78665e 100644
> --- a/freedom-privacy-security-issues.php
> +++ b/freedom-privacy-security-issues.php
> @@ -61,7 +61,8 @@
>  			<p>
>  				<a href="images/freedom-privacy-security-
> issues/bad-modem-isolation.png" data-lightbox="current-situation" data-
> title="Bad modem isolation"><img src="images/freedom-privacy-security-
> issues/bad-modem-isolation.png" alt="Bad modem isolation" style="width: 250px;
> float: left;"/></a>
>  				The modem system on telephony-enabled mobile
> devices is always proprietary.
> -				While <a
> href="//bb.osmocom.org/">OsmocomBB</a>, a free software GSM stack exists, it
> only runs on old feature phones, currently requires a host computer to operate
> and is not certified to run on public networks.
> +				While <a
> href="//bb.osmocom.org/">OsmocomBB</a>, a free software GSM stack exists, it
> only runs on some old feature phones, or on the modem used in the OpenMokos.

I think "use in Openmoko phones" would be clearer to the crowd. Also, the right
style is "Openmoko" not "OpenMoko".

> +				It currently requires a host computer to
> operate and is not certified to run on public networks.
>  				Despite this situation, the modem remains a
> crucial part for privacy/security: it is nearly always connected to the GSM
> network, allowing for <a href="//www.gnu.org/philosophy/malware-mobiles.html">
> remote control</a>.
>  				The modem can be more or less damaging to
> privacy/security depending on what hardware it has access to and can control.
>  				That is to say, how isolated it is from the
> rest of the device.<br /><br />
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