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> allowing the execution of libre software doesn't worsen security

It does if I get temporary physical access to your machine and flash something that can spy on you, or if the method of flashing it can be done via your OS and I hack that. Those are two HUGE flaws.




If I have physical access, I can install malware in the firmware of your WiFi card, or I can replace the whole CPU with a malicious one.

Once physical access is gained, everything is over.




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