This release fixes many security issues and users should upgrade as soon as possible.

Changes

Upgrades and changes

  • Upgrade Tor Browser to 7.5.5.

    This fixes a critical issue in Firefox announced on June 6.

  • Upgrade Thunderbird to 52.8.0.

    This partly mitigates the infamous EFAIL attack and fixes importing OpenPGP keys from keyservers with Enigmail.

Fixed problems

  • Fix setting a screen locker password with non-ASCII characters. (#15636)

  • Rename the WhisperBack launcher to "WhisperBack Error Reporting" so that users have a better chance to understand what it does. (#6432)

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 3.7.1

What's coming up?

Tails 3.8 is scheduled for June 26.

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 Sun 10 Jun 2018 06:34:56 PM CEST Tags:

You can help Tails! The beta version for the Additional Software feature is ready for testing. We are very excited.

What's new in the Additional Software feature Beta?

We've designed and implemented a user interface to select additional software packages and make additional software persistent.

Users are now able to decide, for each additional piece of software that they might install in Tails once, whether it shall be installed automatically in the future.

How to test Tails Additional Software feature Beta?

  1. Download and install the ISO image on a USB stick, start from the stick and configure a persistent volume. Reboot and use the package manager to install a package currently not in Tails (example: Mumble). Note that in order to carry out these steps you need to set up a root password in the Tails Greeter.

  2. Configure if you want this package to be installed automatically on each boot.

  3. Restart Tails and use Mumble (or another program you've just installed).

  4. Imagine that over time you have installed several additional programs (Mumble, VLC, etc.) but don’t remember the exact list. How would you check your list of additional software?

  5. How would you stop installing Mumble every time you start Tails?

We are interested in your feedback on bugs and usability of this feature.

  • Are there any notifications that are not clear?
  • Did you run into technical issues?
  • Were you able to to modify the installation details as asked in the last question?
  • Do you have ideas on packages that we should propose to Tails users for installation?

Please send feedback emails to tails-testers@boum.org.

Get Tails Additional Software Feature Beta

Tails Additional Software feature beta ISO image

There is no signature available for this test ISO image.

Known issues

We've identified a list of known issues #15567 among which

  • Additional Software gets opened multiple times #15528
  • Remove and Cancel buttons don't work after escaping password prompt #15581

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

Posted Mon 14 May 2018 04:00:00 PM CEST

This release fixes several security issues and users should upgrade as soon as possible.

Mudanças

Atualizações e mudanças

Problemas resolvidos

  • Allow removing the optional OpenPGP key in WhisperBack, in case you specified one.

Para mais detalhes, leia nosso changelog.

Problemas conhecidos

None specific to this release.

Veja a lista de problemas de longa data.

Get Tails 3.7

  • Para instalar, siga nossas instruções de instalação.

  • To upgrade, automatic upgrades are available from 3.6, 3.6.1, and 3.6.2 to 3.7.

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

    If you are doing a manual upgrade from Tails 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, or 3.5, it is only possible to select an ISO image when running Tails in English. For other languages, the file chooser button remains inactive:

    Para fazer uma atualização manual do Tails 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 ou 3.5, você pode:

    • Reinicie o Tails em inglês.

    • Inicie o Instalador Tails em inglês a partir da linha de comando:

      LANG=en_US tails-installer
  • Download Tails 3.7.

O que vem por aí?

Tails 3.8 is scheduled for June 26.

Confira o nosso roadmap e veja nossos objetivos futuros.

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

Posted Wed 09 May 2018 07:26:18 PM CEST Tags:

Releases

There have been no releases in April (a big change compared to the three releases in March!).

Code

  • We kept working with upstream to be able to support VeraCrypt in GNOME.

  • MAT2 is being developed. Lots of improvements, will come with support for new formats (torrents!) and more.

  • We worked on the new Additional Software feature, that will be ready for Tails 3.9 and will make programs easy to install each time you start Tails (as long as they are available from Debian).

Documentation and website

  • We wrote a new page to list known issues with graphics cards. Combined with the better error message when GDM fails to start that we introduced in Tails 3.6, it should gradually improve a lot the experience of people who cannot start Tails with their graphics card.

User experience

  • We started designing a quantitative survey of our user base.

    What would be useful for us to know about our users?

  • We drafted a ?fourth persona skeleton.

  • We removed the zooming effect on the screenshots in our installation instructions which was annoying. (#14678)

Hot topics on our help desk

  1. Users are still affected by a loss of persistence.conf

  2. We received also several reports about keyboard and mouse not working after upgrading

  3. A few users reported the disappearance of a part of their keyring

  4. And some users had trouble with obfs4 bridges

Infrastructure

Funding

  • We participated in the DuckDuckGo Privacy Challenge. We raised $9 870 in donations and will receive $33 000 in prizes from DuckDuckGo.

    Thanks a lot to everybody who participated!

Outreach

Past events

  • There was a Tails introductory workshop at the Flisol2018 conference on April 28, Rancho Electronico, Mexico City

Upcoming events

  • intrigeri will host a Tails users' meetup in the Cryptorave, May 5th, in São Paulo, Brazil

Press and testimonials

  • The italian association "Mutuo Soccorso", in their last book "Stop al Panico! Difesa legale, note per una maggiore consapevolezza", "Don't Panic!Legal defense, notes for greater awareness" - Bologna march 2018, suggests use Tails (p 132) for high needs of anonimity, to circumvent the censorships, or to manage in an easy way confidential communications. The writers: https://mutuosoccorso.noblogs.org/ The distribution of the book: https://www.openddb.it/libri/stop-al-panico/

  • sajolida did an interview with Simply Secure on our UX process and formative testing.

  • The FIDH - Worldwide Movement for Human Rights, relayed our call for donation by making it clear that Tails is an important tool for Human Rights Defenders in French, English and Farsi.

Translation

Timidly, groups are forming to translate Tails to Arabic and Chinese (simplified and TW). Contact Tails l10n if you want to know more.

All the website

  • de: 53% (3033) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 46% words translated
  • es: 55% (3104) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 45% words translated
  • fa: 36% (2054) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 38% words translated
  • fr: 91% (5172) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 89% words translated
  • it: 33% (1881) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 29% words translated
  • pt: 27% (1542) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 24% words translated

Total original words: 59730

Core pages of the website

  • de: 76% (1468) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 75% words translated
  • es: 94% (1827) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 91% words translated
  • fa: 32% (634) strings translated, 12% strings fuzzy, 32% words translated
  • fr: 98% (1898) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 96% words translated
  • it: 67% (1302) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy, 66% words translated
  • pt: 44% (854) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 47% words translated

Total original words: 17621

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 650 000 times this month. This makes 21 900 boots a day on average.
  • 9 226 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
  • 104 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.

How do we know this?

Posted Wed 09 May 2018 03:23:45 AM CEST

Releases

March was a heavy month regarding Tails releases: shortly after putting out the Tails 3.6 major release, we had to publish an emergency 3.6.1 release to fix security issues identified at Pwn2Own, and finally we had to prepare another emergency release (3.6.2) that was released in April. Due to an unfortunate combination of software development and release management mistakes, applying these upgrades was harder than usual for Tails users; apologies!

The following changes were introduced in Tails 3.6:

  • You can now lock your screen by clicking on the Lock button in the system menu.

    • If you set up an administration password when starting Tails, you can unlock your screen with your administration password.
    • Otherwise, you can set up a password to unlock your screen when locking your screen for the first time.
  • We improved a lot the backend of the Additional Software persistence feature. Your additional software is now:

    • Installed in the background after the session starts instead of blocking the opening of the desktop.
    • Always installed even if you are offline.
  • Install pdf-redact-tools, a command line tool to clean metadata and redact PDF files by converting them to PNG images.

  • An error message indicating the name of the graphics card is now displayed when Tails fails to start GNOME.

  • The Tails documentation launcher on the desktop now opens the documentation on our website if you are online.

  • We activated the AppArmor profile for Thunderbird from Debian to confine Thunderbird for security.

  • Rewrite some internal scripts from shell scripting to Python, thanks to GoodCrypto.

  • Remove the display of debug and error messages when starting.

  • Fix the ISO image selection being unavailable in Tails Installer in languages other than English. (#15233)

  • Fix OpenPGP Applet being unresponsive when decrypting a lot of text. (#6398)

The following changes were introduced in Tails 3.6.1:

Code

Documentation and website

We documented how to:

We also made the output of the GnuPG command line to verify an ISO image more consistent across different versions of GnuPG.

User experience

  • From a session at the Internet Freedom Festival, we took notes on how participants used the metaphor of a tent to describe Tails:

    • It's portable: you can store it in your backpack.
    • It's amnesic: it's empty every time you set it up.
    • It's incognito: you can move it around and it looks like other tents.
  • We started discussing a collaboration with Simply Secure to explain better what is Tails. The goals are both to reach a consensus among contributors and to make it easier to explain Tails to the world.

Hot topics on our help desk

  1. Several users complained about Tails Installer failing.

  2. And there seems to be more people complaining about losing their Persistent Volume than usual.

Infrastructure

  • We've worked on a more detailed scheme to include our web translation platform into our workflow (#10034).

  • We documented our survey platform.

Funding

Outreach

Past events

  • Emma Peel and sajolida where at the Internet Freedom Festival where they participated in several sessions on documentation and user experience and presented Tails in the tools showcase.

  • anonym and intrigeri attended the Tor meeting in Rome. We've had lots of interesting discussions there, including heart-warming ones about how Tails could work more closely with the Tor project in the future.

  • Tails was presented by jvoisin at the Journées FedeRez in Paris, France. The slides (in French) are available here.

Upcoming events

  • Tails contributors will attend CryptoRave (São Paulo, May 4-5) and will run a number of Tails/Tor-related events there, including a users meetup aimed at gathering feedback and better understanding who our users are, what they do with Tails, what works well and what is problematic. If you're around São Paulo, join us there! :)

Press and testimonials

  • 2018-03-19: Edward Snowden retweeted about our participation to the DuckDuckGo Privacy Challenge explaining:

    Because I've used @Tails_live for years. The journalists who broke the mass surveillance revelations of 2013 all relied on it. Free, libre, and open source software projects quietly save the world every day, even when you can't see it, and their success depends on your support.

Translation

All the website

  • de: 52% (2820) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 46% words translated
  • es: 44% (2422) strings translated, 0% strings fuzzy, 34% words translated
  • fa: 38% (2071) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 40% words translated
  • fr: 91% (4933) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 89% words translated
  • it: 35% (1899) strings translated, 5% strings fuzzy, 31% words translated
  • pt: 23% (1245) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 19% words translated

Total original words: 57706

Core pages of the website

  • de: 75% (1433) strings translated, 13% strings fuzzy, 76% words translated
  • es: 93% (1771) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 89% words translated
  • fa: 33% (636) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 33% words translated
  • fr: 98% (1862) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 98% words translated
  • it: 69% (1322) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 70% words translated
  • pt: 41% (781) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy, 41% words translated

Total original words: 17281

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 693 060 times this month. This makes 22 357 boots a day on average.
  • 13 315 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
  • 139 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.

How do we know this?

Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 03:23:45 AM CEST

Esta versão corrige diversos problemas de segurança e os usuários devem migrar para ela o quanto antes.

Mudanças

Atualizações e mudanças

  • Tor Browser foi atualizado para a versão 7.5.3.

  • Thunderbird foi atualizado para 52.7.0.

  • Intel microcode foi atualizado para 3.20180312.1, que adiciona mitigação para o Spectre variante 2 para os processadores Intel mais comuns.

  • Linux foi atualizado para 4.15.11-1.

Problemas resolvidos

  • Os caracteres de entrada em japonês e coreano voltaram a funcionar no Navegador Tor.

  • O Navegador Tor foi corrigido para que extensões instaladas por usuários, tais como Tails Verification, funcionem novamente.

Para mais detalhes, leia nosso changelog.

Veja a lista de problemas de longa data.

Baixe o Tails 3.6.2

  • Para instalar, siga nossas instruções de instalação.

  • Atualizações automáticas do Tails 3.6 e 3.6.1 para o 3.6.2 estão disponíveis.

    Se você não conseguir fazer uma atualização automática ou se seu Tails não iniciar após uma atualização automática, tente uma instalação manual

    Se você estiver fazendo uma atualização manual a partir do Tails 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 ou 3.5, então somente será possível selecionar uma imagem ISO se você estiver rodando o Tails em inglês. Nos outros idiomas, o botão de escolha de arquivo ficará inativo:

    Para fazer uma atualização manual do Tails 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 ou 3.5, você pode:

    • Reinicie o Tails em inglês.

    • Inicie o Instalador Tails em inglês a partir da linha de comando:

      LANG=en_US tails-installer
  • Baixe o Tails 3.6.2.

O que vem por aí?

Tails 3.7 está agendado para o dia 8 de maio.

Confira o nosso roadmap e veja nossos objetivos futuros.

Precisamos da sua ajuda e existem muitas formas de contribuir com o Tails (doar é apenas uma delas). Venha conversar com a gente!

Posted Fri 30 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PM CEST Tags:

Free, libre, and open source software projects quietly save the world every day, even when you can't see it, and their success depends on your support.

— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) March 19, 2018

Through our end-of-year donation campaign we managed to raise ~103 000€, which is nearly half of our yearly budget for core work and maintenance. A big thanks to everybody who donated!

To fill the gap, we are extremely happy to be part of DuckDuckGo's privacy crowdrising challenge.

If you haven't donated to Tails recently, now is a great opportunity to support us as your donation is likely to be matched by DuckDuckGo. It will also help us get one of the grand prizes awarded by DuckDuckGo, up to $50 000.

Donate to Tails via the DuckDuckGo donation challenge

If you have donated to Tails recently, please help us spread the word within your contacts and on social media by sharing or tweeting our campaign page.

♥ Thank you! ♥

What is Tails?

Tails is an entire operating system which preserves your privacy and provides anonymity out-of-the-box. With Tails, you can use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship. You'll be in control about the traces you want to leave and those that you'd rather see forgotten. Installed onto a USB key, Tails discreetly fits into your pocket.

For the past 9 years, we've been working on making digital security accessible to those who need it most. Counting more than 20 000 boots per day, we've proved that Tails is a reliable and successful tool that helps diverse people around the world to be safe online every day. But we think that the immense work we've done until now should have an even bigger impact on the world!

Even if you're not a Tails user yourself, your donation will help human rights defenders, journalists, activists, victims of domestic violence and many others who rely on Tails every day.

Another detail that makes our work awesome is that we contribute our improvements back to the free software community. When donating to Tails, you're supporting an entire ecosystem which we are part of.

Posted Fri 23 Mar 2018 11:00:00 AM CET Tags:

Esta versão corrige diversos problemas de segurança e os usuários devem migrar para ela o quanto antes.

Mudanças

Atualizações e mudanças

Problemas resolvidos

Para mais detalhes, leia nosso changelog.

Problemas conhecidos

  • Tails Verification, our browser extension to verify Tails downloads, is broken in Tails 3.6.1. Please use it from Firefox, Chrome, or Tor Browser outside of Tails. (#15434)

Veja a lista de problemas de longa data.

Baixe o Tails 3.6.1

  • Para instalar, siga nossas instruções de instalação.

  • Atualizações automáticas do Tails 3.6 para o 3.6.1 estão disponíveis.

    Se você não conseguir fazer uma atualização automática ou se seu Tails não iniciar após uma atualização automática, tente uma instalação manual

    Se você estiver fazendo uma atualização manual a partir do Tails 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 ou 3.5, então somente será possível selecionar uma imagem ISO se você estiver rodando o Tails em inglês. Nos outros idiomas, o botão de escolha de arquivo ficará inativo:

    Para fazer uma atualização manual do Tails 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 ou 3.5, você pode:

    • Reinicie o Tails em inglês.

    • Inicie o Instalador Tails em inglês a partir da linha de comando:

      LANG=en_US tails-installer
  • Baixe o Tails 3.6.1.

O que vem por aí?

Tails 3.7 está agendado para o dia 8 de maio.

Confira o nosso roadmap e veja nossos objetivos futuros.

Precisamos da sua ajuda e existem muitas formas de contribuir com o Tails (doar é apenas uma delas). Venha conversar com a gente!

Posted Sun 18 Mar 2018 06:30:12 PM CET Tags:

Esta versão corrige diversos problemas de segurança e os usuários devem migrar para ela o quanto antes.

Mudanças

Novos recursos

  • You can now lock your screen by clicking on the Lock button in the system menu.

  • Se você definir uma senha de administrador ao iniciar o Tails você poderá desbloquear a tela com sua senha de administrador.

  • Caso contrário, você poderá definir a senha para desbloquear sua tela quando for bloquear a tela pela primeira vez.

  • Nós melhoramos muito o backend do recurso de persistência dos Programas Adicionais. Agora, seus programas adicionais:

    • Serão instalados em segundo plano após o início da sessão ao invés de bloquearem a abertura da área de trabalho.
    • Serão sempre instalados, mesmo se você estiver offline.
  • Foi instalado o pdf-redact-tools, uma ferramenta de linha de comando para limpar os metadados e editar arquivos no formato PDF convertendo-os para imagens no formato PNG.

  • Um erro indicando o nome da placa gráfica é exibido quando o Tails falha em iniciar o GNOME.

Atualizações e mudanças

  • O ícone da Documentação do Tails na área de trabalho agora abre a documentação no nosso website se você estiver online.

  • Foram instalados os drivers para a Video Acceleration API, para melhorar a exibição de vídeos em muitas placas gráficas.

  • Electrum foi atualizado da versão 2.7.9 para a 3.0.6.

  • Linux foi atualizado para a versão 4.15.0.

  • Tor foi atualizado para a versão 0.3.2.10.

  • Thunderbird foi atualizado para a versão 52.6.0.

    Também ativamos o perfil do AppArmor do Thunderbird do Debian para confinar o Thunderbird para obter mais segurança.

  • Foram reescritos alguns scripts internos, desde shell scripts até Python, graças ao GoodCrypto.

Problemas resolvidos

  • Foi removida a exibição de mensagens de depuração e erro ao iniciar.

  • Foi corrigida a seleção de imagens ISO, que estava indisponível para outras línguas além do inglês no Instalador do Tails. (#15233)

  • Foi corrigido o Applet OpenPGP, que ficava indisponível ao descriptografar grandes quantidades de texto. (#6398)

Para mais detalhes, leia nosso changelog.

Problemas conhecidos

  • Tails Verification, our browser extension to verify Tails downloads, is broken in Tails 3.6. Please use it from Firefox, Chrome, or Tor Browser outside of Tails. (#15434)

  • O Enigmail não consegue baixar chaves OpenPGP para novos contatos se você tiver o GnuPG ativado. Você ainda pode baixar chaves OpenPGP usando o Senhas e Chaves. (#15395)

  • Devido a vários arquivos python localizados em /usr/local terem diferentes timestamps, essa versão não é reproduzível. (#15400)

Veja a lista de problemas de longa data.

Baixe o Tails 3.6

  • Nós não forneceremos atualizações automáticas a partir de versões mais antigas do Tails para essa versão, por causa de um bug antigo que ocorre ao gerar os arquivos necessários (#13426). Você terá que atualizar manualmente.

    Se você estiver fazendo uma atualização manual a partir do Tails 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 ou 3.5, então somente será possível selecionar uma imagem ISO se você estiver rodando o Tails em inglês. Nos outros idiomas, o botão de escolha de arquivo ficará inativo:

    Para fazer uma atualização manual do Tails 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 ou 3.5, você pode:

    • Reinicie o Tails em inglês.

    • Inicie o Instalador Tails em inglês a partir da linha de comando:

      LANG=en_US tails-installer
  • Baixe o Tails 3.6

O que vem por aí?

Tails 3.7 está agendado para o dia 8 de maio.

Confira o nosso roadmap e veja nossos objetivos futuros.

Precisamos da sua ajuda e existem muitas formas de contribuir com o Tails (doar é apenas uma delas). Venha conversar com a gente!

Posted Tue 13 Mar 2018 01:34:56 PM CET Tags:

Releases

The following changes will be introduced in Tails 3.6:

  • Upgrade Tor to 3.2.9.

  • Upgrade Linux kernel to 4.15.0.

  • Upgrade Thunderbird to 52.6.0 and enable its apparmor profile.

  • Upgrade Electrum to 3.0.6.

  • Add support for screen locking, even without administration password.

  • Upgrade tails-additional-softwares, which does not block anymore the opening of the Desktop while installing the packages, and is more robust when booting in offline mode.

  • Upgrade Tails installer to fix bugs when using it in languages different than english.

  • Upgrade OpenPGP Applet, it does not hang anymore when decrypting large text from the clipboard.

Code

Documentation and website

User experience

  • We rethought in depth the installation process and made plans to distribute USB images in addition to ISO images. Doing so will drastically simplify the installation for Windows and macOS and improve support for UEFI computers.

  • We made plans to improve the user experience of Tails upgrades:

    • on the short term, we will make automatic upgrades more powerful to remove the need for any manual upgrade (except when releasing a version of Tails based on a new Debian release): #15281, ?Endless upgrades
    • on the long term, we want to research existing system upgrade technologies
  • We simplified the manual upgrade instructions from Tails to remove a whole step. Doing a manual upgrade should now be less confusing and take half the time!

  • We designed an error message when Tails is incompatible with a given graphics card. It will help users understand the failure better and get better help from our help desk.

Hot topics on our help desk

  1. Users are still complaining about Electrum being outdated

  2. A lot of reports are about the Tails Installer Unicode issue

Funding

Outreach

Past events

Upcoming events

In March some Tails contributors will attend

Translation

Our website can be read in Spanish again, after some years in which the translation was discontinued. We thank all translators for their efforts!

All the website

  • de: 51% (2808) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 45% words translated
  • es: 44% (2419) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 34% words translated
  • fa: 38% (2070) strings translated, 10% strings fuzzy, 40% words translated
  • fr: 90% (4916) strings translated, 1% strings fuzzy, 88% words translated
  • it: 34% (1889) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 30% words translated
  • pt: 22% (1244) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 19% words translated

Total original words: 57937

Core pages of the website

  • de: 75% (1422) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 74% words translated
  • es: 93% (1768) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 89% words translated
  • fa: 33% (636) strings translated, 11% strings fuzzy, 33% words translated
  • fr: 97% (1845) strings translated, 2% strings fuzzy, 95% words translated
  • it: 69% (1312) strings translated, 14% strings fuzzy, 68% words translated
  • pt: 41% (780) strings translated, 15% strings fuzzy, 41% words translated

Total original words: 17280

Metrics

  • Tails has been started more than 570.813 times this month. This makes 20.386 boots a day on average.
  • 7.587 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
  • 75 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.

How do we know this?

Posted Tue 06 Mar 2018 01:34:56 PM CET