It’s theoretical, I’m looking to istall/get Freedombox (on BeagleBone or some Olimex board, or maybe Freedombox Pioneer, IOW preferably fully free hardware).
The case is theoretical, because hard data would deanonymize me, but ethercards/routers get soft-bricked, I had a few cases myself.
What protection there is against soft-bricking? I wouldn’t mind going through very careful and lengthy preparation once I build/buy my Freedombox.
I can tell for one thing that good iptables/nftables is way safer than without (see e.g. https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/BlockingNonTorTraffic ).
But there is also the hardware level… How safe will it be at that level?
But if the router is say only http://192.168.x.x (no https), and the provider is less than friendly, to put it very mildly, what protection there is for the ethernet card of the Freedombox --say in Freedombox Pioneer, i.e. Olimex Lime2 board-- against soft-bricking…
Bottom line: can I install/buy a Freedombox and not get soft-bricked pretty soon, in case of, as put (too) mildly above, adverse conditions?
Thanks in advance!