On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 11:25:58PM +1000, Alfie John wrote:
Well yes, that's something. But serving Debian over HTTPS would prevent the need for this.
No, it wouldn't--you'd just have a different set of problems. Given that mirrors are distributed, it would probably be much more likely that you'd improperly rely on a compromised mirror simply because it's serving files via https.