Releases

Documentation and website

  • We updated most of our documentation to Tails based on Debian 10 (Buster). (#16282)

  • We simplified and updated our description of the system requirements. (#11663 and #16810).

  • We fixed the display of the "Tor check" button on the homepage of Tor Browser. (#15312)

    This "Tor check" button is used by around 10% of users.

  • We removed the "% translated" indication from our website because it was misleading. (#16867)

User experience

Hot topics on our help desk

  1. Many people are still having graphic card problems, specially #16815 Error starting GDM with [AMD/ATI] Carrizo.

  2. We got a lot of support requests about 'Tails not being able to delete images'. After a while we realised it was because of a confusing part of our documentation. We will try to fix that soon: #16975 Users get confused at our documentation and think Tails does not delete images at all.

  3. Users keep trying to use Electrum even when, at the moment, it is not easy in Tails.

Infrastructure

  • We finished fixing the description of the mechanism for the revocation of the Tails signing key after an external review. (#15604)

  • We discussed additions of new people to the Tails signing key revocation mechanism. (#16665)

  • The new backups system for our entire infrastructure is live. (#15071)

  • We upgraded our Puppet master (sic) to Debian 10 (Buster), which supports PuppetDB out of the box. This allowed us to drop a bunch of hackish workarounds and it was a great way to fast-track the onboarding of zen, our new sysadmin. (#16460)

  • We made great progress on our web translation platform:

    • We fixed a number of bugs identified since we submitted the platform to a production workload.
    • We modified in depth the permissions model to address issues identified by a security review.
    • We sent a public call for testing.
    • We kept working on documentation for translators.
    • We adjusted the resources allocated to the VM that runs this platform and deployed Apache mod_security to make it a bit less scary.

Funding

Outreach

Past events

  • A few Tails contributors attended DebConf19, the annual Debian Developers and Contributors Conference.

    intrigeri and nodens ran a skill-sharing session about AppArmor.

  • Ulrike, anonym, and sajolida attended Tor Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.

Upcoming events

On-going discussions

Translations

All the website

  • de: 40% (2292) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 37% words translated
  • es: 53% (3002) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy, 45% words translated
  • fa: 32% (1803) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 34% words translated
  • fr: 89% (5025) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 88% words translated
  • it: 34% (1947) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 30% words translated
  • pt: 26% (1465) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 22% words translated

Total original words: 59619

Core pages of the website

  • de: 69% (1216) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 71% words translated
  • es: 83% (1453) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 84% words translated
  • fa: 35% (624) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 32% words translated
  • fr: 96% (1680) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 96% words translated
  • it: 65% (1150) strings translated, 16% strings fuzzy, 66% words translated
  • pt: 47% (823) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 48% words translated

Total original words: 16505

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 759 660 times this month. This makes 24 505 boots a day on average.

How do we know this?

Posted 2019-08-14

You can help Tails by testing the first beta for the upcoming version 4.0!

We are very excited about it and cannot wait to hear your feedback :)

What's new in 4.0~beta1?

Tails 4.0 will be the first version of Tails based on Debian 10 (Buster). As such, it upgrades essentially all included software.

We are particularly interested in detecting new problems with the following hardware:

  • Mac computers
  • Recent Nvidia and ATI/AMD graphics cards

Other changes in Tails 4.0~beta1 include:

  • Replace KeePassX with KeePassXC. (#15297)

  • Add support for Thunderbolt devices. (#5463)

    If you have a Thunderbolt device, please try using it.

    Choose Devices ▸ Thunderbolt from the Settings utility to authorize your Thunderbolt devices, if needed.

    See also the design document on Thunderbolt 3 in Fedora 28 to see how Thunderbolt is integrated in GNOME.

  • Remove Scribus. (#16290)

    You can install Scribus again using the Additional Software feature.

  • Remove LibreOffice Math. (#16911)

    You can install LibreOffice Math again using the Additional Software feature.

  • Allow opening persistent volumes from other Tails USB sticks. (#16789)

  • Display OpenPGP Applet on the left of the Tor status icon. (#14796)

  • Add the Files browser to the list of favorite applications. (#16799)

  • Change the background of the boot menu. (#16837)

  • Use the default bookmarks from Tor Browser instead of our own default bookmarks. (#15895)

  • Remove the Home launcher from the desktop. (#16799)

  • Remove the default accounts in Pidgin. (#16744)

Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.

Known issues in 4.0~beta1

How to test Tails 4.0~beta1?

We will provide security upgrades for Tails 4.0~beta1 like we do for regular versions of Tails.

Keep in mind that this is a test image. We tested that it is not broken in obvious ways, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.

Please, report any new problem to tails-testers@boum.org (public mailing list).

Get Tails 4.0~beta1

Download via the web

Tails 4.0~beta1 ISO image OpenPGP signature

Tails 4.0~beta1 USB image OpenPGP signature

Download via BitTorrent

Tails 4.0~beta1 ISO image torrent

Tails 4.0~beta1 USB image torrent

To install 4.0~beta1, follow our usual installation instructions:

What's coming up?

Tails 4.0 is scheduled for October 22.

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 2019-08-07 Tags:

Releases

Code

  • We published a new version of the verification extension with a non-minified Forge library, as per an updated Mozilla policy. (#16686)

Documentation and website

  • We tested all our documentation against the beta version of Tails 4.0, based on Debian 10 (Buster) and started fixing it.

Infrastructure

  • Our web translation platform reached an important milestone: translations done there will now automatically appear on the Tails website within hours. Expect a more detailed announcement and documentation for translators soon! :)

  • As part of our ongoing effort to migrate to better maintained Puppet modules, we ported our infrastructure to puppetlabs-apt.

  • We programmed an automated reminder to send our Code of Conduct to all our public mailing lists every 3 months.

Funding

Outreach

Past events

Translations

All the website

  • fr: 90% (5054) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 89% words translated
  • es: 52% (2911) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 45% words translated
  • de: 41% (2303) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 38% words translated
  • it: 35% (1961) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 31% words translated
  • fa: 32% (1806) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 34% words translated
  • pt: 26% (1464) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 22% words translated

Total original words: 58995

Core pages of the website

  • fr: 97% (1736) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 98% words translated
  • es: 79% (1420) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 82% words translated
  • de: 68% (1228) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 71% words translated
  • it: 65% (1161) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy, 66% words translated
  • pt: 46% (820) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 48% words translated
  • fa: 35% (626) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 32% words translated

Total original words: 16629

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 751 230 times this month. This makes 25 041 boots a day on average.
  • 8018 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of a Tails USB image or ISO from our website.

How do we know this?

Posted 2019-07-24

Esta versión corrige muchos problemas de seguridad y los usuarios deberían actualizar lo más pronto posible.

Changes and upgrades

  • Actualiza Tor Browser a 8.5.4.

  • Actualiza Thunderbird a 60.7.2.

Problemas arreglados

  • Fix Tails failing to start a second time on some computers. (#16389)

  • Display an error message in the Unlock VeraCrypt Volumes utility when closing a volume fails because the volume is being used. (#15794)

  • Fix starting Tails through the Heads boot firmware. (Heads #581)

Para más detalles, lee nuestro changelog.

Problemas conocidos

Nada concreto para esta versión.

Mira la lista de problemas duraderos.

Obtener Tails 3.15

Para actualizar Tails y mantener tu almacenamiento persistente

  • Automatic upgrades are available from 3.13, 3.13.1, 3.13.2, 3.14, 3.14.1, and 3.14.2 to 3.15.

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

Para instalar Tails en una nueva memoria USB

Sigue nuestras instrucciones de instalación:

All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download Tails 3.15:

¿Qué novedades hay?

Tails 3.16 is scheduled for September 3.

Echa un vistazo a nuestro roadmap para ver hacia dónde nos dirigimos.

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

Posted 2019-07-09 Tags:

This release is an emergency release to fix a critical security vulnerability in Tor Browser.

You should upgrade as soon as possible.

Changes and upgrades

  • Update Tor Browser to 8.5.3, which fixes a critical vulnerability in Tor Browser, a sandbox escape, that we couldn't fix in time for 3.14.1.

Problemas arreglados

Para más detalles, lee nuestro changelog.

Problemas conocidos

Tails fails to start a second time on some computers (#16389)

On some computers, after installing Tails to a USB stick, Tails starts a first time but fails to start a second time. In some cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was affected and the USB stick was not listed in the Boot Menu.

We partially fix this issue in 3.14.1 but are still investigating it, so if it happens to you, please report your findings by email to tails-testers@boum.org. Mention the model of the computer and the USB stick. This mailing list is archived publicly.

To fix this issue:

  1. Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.

  2. Start Tails for the first time and set up an administration password.

  3. Choose Applications ▸ System Tools ▸ Root Terminal to open a Root Terminal.

  4. Ejecuta el siguiente comando:

    sgdisk --recompute-chs /dev/bilibop

You can also test an experimental image:

  1. Download the .img file from our development server.

  2. Install it using the same installation methods.

    We don't provide any OpenPGP signature or other verification technique for this test image. Please only use it for testing.

Mira la lista de problemas duraderos.

Get Tails 3.14.2

Para actualizar Tails y mantener tu almacenamiento persistente

  • Automatic upgrades are available from 3.13, 3.13.1, 3.13.2, 3.14, and 3.14.1 to 3.14.2.

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

Para instalar Tails en una nueva memoria USB

Sigue nuestras instrucciones de instalación:

All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download Tails 3.14.2:

¿Qué novedades hay?

Tails 3.15 is scheduled for July 9.

Echa un vistazo a nuestro roadmap para ver hacia dónde nos dirigimos.

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

Posted 2019-06-23 Tags:

This release is an emergency release to fix a critical security vulnerability in Tor Browser.

It also fixes other security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as possible.

Critical security vulnerabilities in Tor Browser

Fixed arbitrary code execution

This vulnerability is fixed in Tails 3.14.1.

A critical vulnerability was discovered in the JavaScript engine of Firefox and Tor Browser. This vulnerability allowed a malicious website to execute arbitrary code, which means possibly taking over your browser and turning it into a malicious application.

This vulnerability has already been used to target employees of the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange.

People using the Safer or Safest security level of Tor Browser are not affected because the feature of JavaScript that is affected (the just-in-time compilation) is disabled in these security levels.

Because Tor Browser in Tails is confined using AppArmor, the impact of this vulnerability in Tails is less than in other operating systems. For example, an exploited Tor Browser in Tails could have accessed your files in the Tor Browser and Persistent/Tor Browser folders but not anywhere else.

Unfixed sandbox escape

This second vulnerability is still affecting Tails 3.14.1 and Tor Browser is unsafe to use in most cases.

We will fix it as soon as possible.

A security vulnerability was discovered in the sandboxing mechanism of Firefox and Tor Browser. This vulnerability allows a malicious website to bypass some of the confinement built in Firefox, which means possibly spying on the content of other tabs and steal the passwords of other websites.

After Tor Browser has been compromised, the only reliable solution is to restart Tails.

Because Tor Browser in Tails is confined using AppArmor, only the data accessible to Tor Browser might be compromised but not the other applications or your other files. For example, a compromised Tor Browser might access your files in the Tor Browser and Persistent/Tor Browser folders but not anywhere else.

For example, without restarting Tails:

  • It is unsafe to:

    • Log in to a website and also visit an untrusted website. Your password on the first website might be stolen by the untrusted website.

    • Visit an untrusted website if you have sensitive information stored in your Persistent/Tor Browser folder. The untrusted website might access these files.

  • It is safe to:

    • Visit untrusted websites, without logging in, if you have no sensitive information stored in your Tor Browser and Persistent/Tor Browser folders.

    • Log in to several trusted websites without visiting any untrusted websites.

We might update our analysis or announce an emergency release soon in our security advisory.

Actualizaciones y cambios

  • Update Tor Browser to 8.5.2.

  • Update Tor to 0.4.0.5.

  • Upgrade Thunderbird to 60.7.0.

Para más detalles, lee nuestro changelog.

Problemas conocidos

Tails fails to start a second time on some computers (#16389)

On some computers, after installing Tails to a USB stick, Tails starts a first time but fails to start a second time. In some cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was affected and the USB stick was not listed in the Boot Menu.

We partially fix this issue in 3.14.1 but are still investigating it, so if it happens to you, please report your findings by email to tails-testers@boum.org. Mention the model of the computer and the USB stick. This mailing list is archived publicly.

To fix this issue:

  1. Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.

  2. Start Tails for the first time and set up an administration password.

  3. Choose Applications ▸ System Tools ▸ Root Terminal to open a Root Terminal.

  4. Ejecuta el siguiente comando:

    sgdisk --recompute-chs /dev/bilibop

You can also test an experimental image:

  1. Download the .img file from our development server.

  2. Install it using the same installation methods.

    We don't provide any OpenPGP signature or other verification technique for this test image. Please only use it for testing.

Mira la lista de problemas duraderos.

Get Tails 3.14.1

Para actualizar Tails y mantener tu almacenamiento persistente

  • Automatic upgrades are available from 3.13, 3.13.1, 3.13.2, and 3.14 to 3.14.1.

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

Para instalar Tails en una nueva memoria USB

Sigue nuestras instrucciones de instalación:

All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download Tails 3.14.1:

¿Qué novedades hay?

Tails 3.15 is scheduled for July 9.

Echa un vistazo a nuestro roadmap para ver hacia dónde nos dirigimos.

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

Posted 2019-06-20 Tags:

Releases

The following changes were introduced in Tails 3.14:

  • Enable all available mitigations for the MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling) attacks and disable SMT (simultaneous multithreading) on all vulnerable processors to fix the RIDL, Fallout and ZombieLoad security vulnerabilities.

  • Remove the following applications:

    • Desktop applications

      • Gobby
      • Pitivi
      • Traverso
    • Command-line tools

      • hopenpgp-tools
      • keyringer
      • monkeysign
      • monkeysphere
      • msva-perl
      • paperkey
      • pwgen
      • ssss
      • pdf-redact-tools

    You can install these applications again using the Additional Software feature.

    Thanks to the removal of these less popular applications in 3.14 and the removal of some language packs in 3.13.2, Tails 3.14 is 39 MB smaller than 3.13.

  • Add back the OpenPGP Applet and Pidgin notification icons to the top navigation bar.

  • Fix NoScript being deactivated when restarting Tor Browser.

    NoScript is removed from the set of icons displayed by default in Tor Browser. This is how Tor Browers looks in Tails 3.14.

    To see the list of add-ons that are enabled, choose  ▸ Add-ons.

Code

  • We spent lots of time dealing with the Firefox add-ons fiasco, also known as "armagadd-on 2.0". #16694

  • Finally, most of our patches improving the security of Thunderbird's email configuration wizard were merged and will be part of Thunderbird 68, that is: they'll be shipped not just in Tails, but to all Thunderbird users on any operating system! #6156

  • We sent out a new call to test a fix for the issue in which 16389: Some USB sticks become unbootable in legacy BIOS mode after first boot. We received a few conclusive test results.

  • We tested Onionshare 2.0 in Tails and decided to ship it in 4.0. #14649

Documentation and website

Hot topics on our help desk

The first two weeks, before the release of Tails 3.14, we had users reporting

  1. #16608: Disable the topIcons GNOME Shell extension
  2. #16447: Regression on some Intel GPU (Braswell, Kaby Lake)

Then, after the release, the changes on Tor Browser made many users report to us

  1. #16746: document the disappearence of NoScript and HTTPSEverywhere icons from Tor Browser's toolbar
  2. #16762: Document why NoScript last update is january 2000
  3. #16727: Update doc to Tor Browser 8.5

Infrastructure

  • We finished benchmarking the prototype node for our next-generation CI hardware. (#15501)

Funding

Outreach

Past events

  • Jesús Marín García presented 2 workshops about Tails in May in the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain:

    • On May 4 at Hack and Beers in Castellón de la Plana
    • On May 11 at VLCTechFest in Valencia

Upcoming events

  • Ulrike and sajolida will be at the Tor meeting on July 11-14 in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • intrigeri, lamby and nodens will attend DebConf19

On-going discussions

Translations

All the website

  • de: 44% (2533) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 42% words translated
  • es: 50% (2867) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 43% words translated
  • fa: 31% (1778) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 33% words translated
  • fr: 91% (5228) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 92% words translated
  • it: 32% (1872) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 29% words translated
  • pt: 25% (1435) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 21% words translated

Total original words: 60511

Core pages of the website

  • de: 68% (1225) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 71% words translated
  • es: 78% (1387) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 79% words translated
  • fa: 33% (605) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 32% words translated
  • fr: 97% (1735) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 97% words translated
  • it: 61% (1093) strings translated, 17% strings fuzzy, 63% words translated
  • pt: 44% (789) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 47% words translated

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 791 323 times this month. This makes 25 527 boots a day on average.
  • 9 697 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of a Tails USB image or ISO from our website.

How do we know this?

Posted 2019-06-07

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

Cambios

Actualizaciones y cambios

  • Update Linux to 4.19.37 and most firmware packages. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).

  • Enable all available mitigations for the MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling) attacks and disable SMT (simultaneous multithreading) on all vulnerable processors to fix the RIDL, Fallout and ZombieLoad security vulnerabilities.

  • Update Tor Browser to 8.5.

  • Remove the following applications:

    • Desktop applications

      • Gobby
      • Pitivi
      • Traverso
    • Command-line tools

      • hopenpgp-tools
      • keyringer
      • monkeysign
      • monkeysphere
      • msva-perl
      • paperkey
      • pwgen
      • ssss
      • pdf-redact-tools

    You can install these applications again using the Additional Software feature.

    Thanks to the removal of these less popular applications in 3.14 and the removal of some language packs in 3.13.2, Tails 3.14 is 39 MB smaller than 3.13.

Problemas arreglados

  • Add back the OpenPGP Applet and Pidgin notification icons to the top navigation bar.

  • Fix NoScript being deactivated when restarting Tor Browser.

    NoScript is removed from the set of icons displayed by default in Tor Browser. This is how Tor Browers looks in Tails 3.14.

    To see the list of add-ons that are enabled, choose  ▸ Add-ons.

Para más detalles, lee nuestro changelog.

Problemas conocidos

Tails fails to start a second time on some computers (#16389)

On some computers, after installing Tails to a USB stick, Tails starts a first time but fails to start a second time. In some cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was affected and the USB stick was not listed in the Boot Menu.

We are still investigating the issue, so if it happens to you, please report your findings by email to tails-testers@boum.org. Mention the model of the computer and the USB stick. This mailing list is archived publicly.

To fix this issue:

  1. Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.

  2. Start Tails for the first time and set up an administration password.

  3. Choose Applications ▸ System Tools ▸ Root Terminal to open a Root Terminal.

  4. Ejecuta el siguiente comando:

    sgdisk --recompute-chs /dev/bilibop

You can also test an experimental image:

  1. Download the .img file from our development server.

  2. Install it using the same installation methods.

    We don't provide any OpenPGP signature or other verification technique for this test image. Please only use it for testing.

Mira la lista de problemas duraderos.

Get Tails 3.14

Para actualizar Tails y mantener tu almacenamiento persistente

  • Automatic upgrades are available from 3.12, 3.12.1, 3.13, 3.13.1, and 3.13.2 to 3.14.

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

Para instalar Tails en una nueva memoria USB

Sigue nuestras instrucciones de instalación:

All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download Tails 3.14:

¿Qué novedades hay?

Tails 3.15 is scheduled for July 9.

Echa un vistazo a nuestro roadmap para ver hacia dónde nos dirigimos.

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

Posted 2019-05-21 Tags:

Releases

Code

  • The Foundations Team met for a sprint focused on porting Tails to Debian 10 (Buster): report, next steps.
  • We finalized our criteria for including dictionaries, fonts and language packs, which will be reflected in Tails 3.14.
  • We prototyped a USB image with Secure Boot support and GRUB, in order to better understand what implementation difficulties we should expect.
  • We submitted to ikiwiki upstream a branch that makes it keep PO files up-to-date for a set of languages that are not ready to be enabled and visible on the live website yet. This will allow us to merge into our main Git repository changes made via our upcoming Weblate-based translation platform, which supports languages whose work-in-progress translation is not ready for prime-time yet.
  • We uploaded to Debian a few fixes for regressions in the GNOME on-screen keyboard.

Hot topics on our help desk

  1. Some users reported loosing the access to their persistent volume (#10976)
  2. A few reported the "USB stick becomes unbootable boot after first boot" issue
    (#16389)
  3. Some issues caused by partially applied incremental upgrades (#14754)

Infrastructure

  • The Foundations Team started experimenting with GitLab for merge requests.
  • We started looking into how GitLab could work for our issues tracking and drafted a rough plan.

Funding

Outreach

Past events

Upcoming events

  • Jesús Marín García will present 2 workshops about Tails in May in the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain:

    • On May 4 at Hack and Beers in Castellón de la Plana
    • On May 11 at VLCTechFest in Valencia

On-going discussions

  • We studied and narrowed down our options regarding the future of Electrum in Tails. It seems there will be a way forward, although it's unclear at this point how much effort it will require from us.

Translations

All the website

  • de: 46% (2619) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 43% words translated
  • es: 53% (3010) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy, 44% words translated
  • fa: 33% (1875) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 34% words translated
  • fr: 93% (5259) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 93% words translated
  • it: 34% (1939) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 30% words translated
  • pt: 27% (1513) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 22% words translated

Total original words: 60175

Core pages of the website

  • de: 70% (1248) strings translated, 12% strings fuzzy, 73% words translated
  • es: 80% (1412) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 81% words translated
  • fa: 34% (615) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 33% words translated
  • fr: 98% (1753) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 99% words translated
  • it: 62% (1107) strings translated, 17% strings fuzzy, 65% words translated
  • pt: 44% (794) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 48% words translated

Total original words: 1650

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 733 234 times this month. This makes 24 441 boots a day on average.
  • 7 336 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of a Tails USB image or ISO from our website.

How do we know this?

Posted 2019-05-13

This release is an emergency release to fix a critical security vulnerability in Tor Browser.

It also fixes other security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as possible.

Cambios

Fixed NoScript activation in Tor Browser

Starting from Friday May 3, a problem in Firefox and Tor Browser disabled all add-ons. This release reactivates all add-ons in Tor Browser, especially NoScript which is used to:

  • Strengthen Tor Browser against some JavaScript attacks that can lead to compromised accounts and credentials on websites.

  • Enable or disable JavaScript on some websites using the NoScript interface, if you use it.

This issue still affects Tor Browser when it is restarted.

Avoid restarting Tor Browser.

Restart Tails instead or follow our instructions to reactivate NoScript without restarting Tails. See below.

Reactivate NoScript without restarting Tails

If NoScript is activated, the NoScript icon appears in the top-right corner and Tor Browser is safe:

If NoScript is deactivated, the NoScript icon is absent from the top-right corner and Tor Browser is unsafe:

To reactivate NoScript without restarting Tails, do the following:

  1. Open the address about:config in Tor Browser.

  2. Click the I accept the risk! button.

  3. At the top of the page, search for xpinstall.signatures.required.

  4. Double-click on the xpinstall.signatures.required line in the results to set its value to false.

  5. Verify that NoScript is activated again.

Other upgrades and changes

  • Remove the OpenPGP Applet and Pidgin notification icons from the top navigation bar.

    You can still access the OpenPGP Applet and Pidgin notification icons from the system tray in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

    To display the system tray, move your mouse to the thin gray line in the bottom-left of the screen, above the window list:

    To move these icons back to the top navigation bar, execute the following command in a Terminal:

    gnome-shell-extension-tool --enable-extension=TopIcons@phocean.net

    Until now, these icons were displayed in the top navigation bar by the TopIcons GNOME extension. This extension is unmaintained, causes GNOME to crash (#11188), and will not work in Tails 5.0 based on Debian 11 (Bullseye).

  • Install localization packages only for the following languages:

    • Arabic
    • English
    • Farsi
    • French
    • German
    • Hindi
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Simplified Chinese
    • Spanish
    • Turkish

    You can install localization packages for other languages using the Additional Software feature.

    Localization packages include:

    • Thunderbird localization: packages thunderbird-l10n-lang
    • LibreOffice localization: packages libreoffice-l10n-lang
    • Spell-checking dictionaries: packages hunspell-lang

    Where lang is the code for your language. For example, es for Spanish.

  • Add a suspend button to the system menu.

  • Add suspend, restart, and shutdown buttons to the system menu when the screen is locked.

  • Replace all non-Latin fonts with the Noto fonts family.

  • Update Debian to 9.9.

  • Update Thunderbird to 60.6.1.

Problemas arreglados

  • Fix the automatic configuration of new email accounts in Thunderbird. (#16573)

  • Prevent Tails from shutting down when waking up from suspend on some computers. (#11729)

  • Fix the import of the Tails signing key in the Passwords and Keys utility. (##15213)

  • Don't show notifications about TailsData when configuring a persistent volume. (#16632)

Para más detalles, lee nuestro changelog.

Problemas conocidos

NoScript is deactivated when restarting Tor Browser

See how to reactivate NoScript without restarting Tails above.

Tails fails to start a second time on some computers (#16389)

On some computers, after installing Tails to a USB stick, Tails starts a first time but fails to start a second time. In some cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was affected and the USB stick was not listed in the Boot Menu.

We are still investigating the issue, so if it happens to you, please report your findings by email to tails-testers@boum.org. Mention the model of the computer and the USB stick. This mailing list is archived publicly.

To fix this issue:

  1. Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.

  2. Start Tails for the first time and set up an administration password.

  3. Choose Applications ▸ System Tools ▸ Root Terminal to open a Root Terminal.

  4. Ejecuta el siguiente comando:

    sgdisk --recompute-chs /dev/bilibop

You can also test an experimental image:

  1. Download the .img file from our development server.

  2. Install it using the same installation methods.

    We don't provide any OpenPGP signature or other verification technique for this test image. Please only use it for testing.

Mira la lista de problemas duraderos.

Get Tails 3.13.2

Para actualizar Tails y mantener tu almacenamiento persistente

  • Automatic upgrades are available from 3.12, 3.12.1, 3.13, and 3.13.1 to 3.13.2.

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

Para instalar Tails en una nueva memoria USB

Sigue nuestras instrucciones de instalación:

All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download Tails 3.13.2:

¿Qué novedades hay?

Tails 3.14 is scheduled for May 14.

Echa un vistazo a nuestro roadmap para ver hacia dónde nos dirigimos.

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Posted 2019-05-06 Tags: