Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB stick or a DVD.

It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:

  • use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
    all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
  • leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
  • use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Learn more about Tails.


Call for testing: 3.9~rc1
Posted Fri 17 Aug 2018 06:44:06 PM CEST
Tails report for July, 2018
Posted Thu 16 Aug 2018 03:23:45 AM CEST

See News for more.


Numerous security holes in Tails 3.7.1
Posted Sun 24 Jun 2018 07:25:18 PM CEST
Numerous security holes in Tails 3.7
Posted Fri 08 Jun 2018 07:25:18 PM CEST

See Security for more.

Tails is built upon Debian.

Tails is Free Software.

Tails sends its traffic through Tor.


Tails has received the Mozilla Open Source Support Award (2016), the Access Innovation Prize (2014), the APC FLOSS prize (2014) and the OpenITP award (2013).

Partners & Grants

Tails receives grants, corporate donations, and substantial donations from individuals.
Meet our partners or become a partner!