You can help Tails! The first (and hopefully only) release candidate for the upcoming version 0.21 is out. Please test it and see if all works for you.
Keep in mind that this is a test image. We have made sure that it is not broken in an obvious way, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.
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- Security fixes
Don't grant access to the Tor control port for the desktop user. Else, an attacker able to run arbitrary code as this user could obtain the public IP with a
Don't allow the desktop user to directly change persistence settings. Else, an attacker able to run arbitrary code as this user could leverage this feature to gain persistent root access, as long as persistence is enabled.
- New features
Add a persistence preset for printing settings.
Support SD card connected through a SDIO host adapter.
Add a KeePassX launcher to the top GNOME panel.
Exclude the version string in GnuPG's ASCII armored output.
Prefer stronger ciphers (AES256,AES192,AES,CAST5) when encrypting data with GnuPG.
Use the same custom Startpage search URL than the TBB. This apparently disables the new broken "family" filter.
- Regarding the persistence settings migration: only rough notes for the documentation are included. A much better draft can be read online.
- Vidalia is not translated.
- Web browser windows are not resized as expected (ticket #6367).
- The Persistent Volume Assistant does not error out as it should when asked to delete an active persistent volume (ticket #6374).
All these issues have fixed pending in Git and should be fixed in Tails 0.21.