"Tor is ready" notification sometimes appears before the end of time synchronization
As explained on
Feature #7438, the “Tor is ready” notification can sometimes appears while htpdate is still running. This is no big deal but that mean that it can appear while Tor is already usable somehow but before the time is correct.
I think there are two possible problems with using Tor before the time is correct:
- We want all Tails users to have the same clock, as part of the protection against fingerprinting Tails tries to provide;
- Accessing hidden services can be problematic when one’s clock is not correct; the notification we display tends to confirm this… but details might be worth being checked again.
So there might be both a small usability and security issue there… probably low priority but maybe worth investigating if easy to fix or with more serious consequences that what was first identified.
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