Tails 4.0 – Privacy for anyone anywhere

Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.

It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a USB stick or a DVD independently of the computer’s original operating system. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux.

Tails - Privacy for anyone anywhere
Tails – Privacy for anyone anywhere

New release version 4.0 have been announced and this is the first version to be based on Debian 10 (Buster). It brings new versions of most of the software and some important usability and performance improvements. The version 4.0 introduces more changes than any other version since years.

Major changes to software include the following:

  • Replace KeePassX with KeePassXC, which is more actively developed.
  • Update OnionShare from 0.9.2 to 1.3.2, which includes a lot of usability improvements.
  • Update Tor Browser to 9.0:
  • Update MAT from 0.6.1 to 0.8.0
  • Update Linux to 5.3.2. This should also improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).
  • Update Electrum from 3.2.3 to 3.3.8. Electrum works again in Tails.
  • Update Enigmail to 2.0.12 and gnupg to 2.2.12, which mitigate OpenPGP certificate flooding.
  • Upgrade most other software, for example Audacity,GIMP ,LibreOffice

You can read the latest release notes and download the distribution over here: https://tails.boum.org/

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