This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as possible.

Changes and updates

  • Update Tor Browser to 10.0.2.

  • Update tor to 0.4.4.5.

  • Update Linux to 5.8 and most firmware packages. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).

  • Add a button to cancel an automated upgrade while downloading. (#17310)

Fixed problems

  • Fix several internationalization issues in Electrum, Tails Installer, and Tails Upgrader. (#17958, #17758, and #17961)

  • Anonymize URLs in the technical details provided by WhisperBack. (#17147)

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 4.12

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 4.2 or later to 4.12.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 4.12 directly:

What's coming up?

Tails 4.13 is scheduled for November 17.

Have a look at our roadmap to see where we are heading to.

We need your help and there are many ways to contribute to Tails (donating is only one of them). Come talk to us!

Posted 2020-10-20 Tags: