Does elementary OS PGP-sign ISO downloads? If not, is there a good avenue for requesting this?

Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, Gentoo, and more all sign their downloads with GPG and provide cryptographic signatures verifying integrity and authenticity of their installers. As a security-conscious user, this is very important to me.


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elementary OS signs its distribution iso, cf. https://elementary.io/docs/installation#verify-your-download (for elementary OS 0.4 (loki) they used sha256sum)

For older elementary versions you should check: How to verify the downloaded .iso file?

  • As an aside, cryptographic hashes are not the same thing as cryptographic signatures; hashes prove integrity and signatures prove both integrity and authenticity, that the file comes from the owner of a specific key. Commented Nov 1, 2016 at 16:18

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