One thing I love about my Raspberry Pi 2 is that I can use them as tiny air-gapped devices (I know I could use the Zero too: but they're not as powerful and kinda hard to find). I'm using one to run Google Authenticator and another one to sign crypto currencies transactions while fully offline.
No network cable: 100% air-gapped device. This is very secure and basically only vulnerable to "black bag" attacks or trojaned USB memory sticks that'd somehow be able to own the Pi.
Now I like the idea of a faster, 64-bit, Raspberry Pi but I'm more than concerned about the integrated WiFi.
Does it mean that you cannot fully air-gap the Raspberry Pi 3 anymore?
I see three possibilities if I want a fully air-gapped Pi:
- install a distro and delete the WiFi drivers and cross fingers that I don't have a trojaned system with WiFi sneakily up?
- physically disable the WiFi on the Raspberry Pi 3 (is this doable ?)
- stockpile Raspberry Pi 2's while there are still some for sale
Also what's next? An integrated webcam and microphone?