Download and verify the Tails ISO image

In this step you You will download Tails as an ISO image: a single file containing the whole operating system. For your security, it is very important to also verify your download. We propose you two techniques to do this verification automatically.


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https://tails.boum.org/install/win/usb/ https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/usb/ https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/dvd/ https://tails.boum.org/install/debian/usb/ https://tails.boum.org/install/linux/usb/ https://tails.boum.org/upgrade/tails/ https://tails.boum.org/install/dvd/ https://tails.boum.org/install/vm/ https://tails.boum.org/install/download/

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BitTorrent

Your BitTorrent client verifies your download automatically based on a cryptographic checksum in the Torrent file.

If you are knowledgeable about OpenPGP, you can do additional verification using the OpenPGP signature included in the Torrent file. Learn how to do this.

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Download and verify using OpenPGP

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You can download and verify the ISO image via:

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A Firefox add-on to download and verify Tails automatically.

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Copy and paste this link in Firefox or Tor Browser:

https://tails.boum.org/install/win/usb/ https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/usb/ https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/dvd/ https://tails.boum.org/install/debian/usb/ https://tails.boum.org/install/linux/usb/ https://tails.boum.org/upgrade/tails/ https://tails.boum.org/install/dvd/ https://tails.boum.org/install/vm/ https://tails.boum.org/install/download/

BitTorrent

Your BitTorrent client verifies your download automatically based on a cryptographic checksum in the Torrent file.

If you are knowledgeable about OpenPGP, you can do additional verification using the OpenPGP signature included in the Torrent file. Learn how to do this.

Download Torrent file

Download and verify using OpenPGP

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or Download and verify via BitTorrent

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Your BitTorrent client verifies your download automatically based on a cryptographic checksum in the Torrent file.

If you are knowledgeable about OpenPGP, you can do additional verification using the OpenPGP signature included in the Torrent file. Learn how to do this.

Download Torrent file

Download Tails 3.2 ISO image ($SIZE MiB)
Download Tails 3.2 ISO image $SPEED KB/s — $DOWNLOADED/$SIZE MiB, ??? minutes minute ??? seconds second
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You can now continue with the next step and Install an intermediary Tails. Install an intermediary Tails. Burn a Tails DVD. Install Tails Installer. Install an intermediary Tails. Install an intermediary Tails. Burn Tails on a DVD. read our Introduction to virtual machines.

If you are knowledgeable about OpenPGP, you can do additional verification using the OpenPGP signature.

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