Tails 4.2 -New Release with Tools Update

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.

Tails -New Release 4.2 with Tools Update
Tails -New Release 4.2 with Tools Update

some of the new features with this release include command line tools used by SecureDrop users to analyze the metadata of leaked documents on computers that cannot use the Additional Software feature:

  • PDF Redact Tools to redact and strip metadata from text documents before publishing.
  • Tesseract OCR to convert images containing text into a text document
  • FFmpeg – A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video

Security fixes:

  • Upgrade Tor Browser to 9.0.3 (Closes: #17402)
  • Upgrade Linux to 5.3.15-1 (Closes: #17332) and upgrade the aufs module to 5.3-20191223
  • Upgrade Thunderbird to 1:68.3.0-2~deb10u1
  • Upgrade libsasl2 to 2.1.27+dfsg-1+deb10u1
  • Upgrade python3-ecdsa to 0.13-3+deb10u1


  • KeePassXC – Open ~/Persistent/keepassx.kdbx by default again (Closes: #17212) – Open the database specified by the user on the command-line, if any – Fix database renaming prompt
  • Upgrader – Ensure debugging info lands in the Journal – Catch more download errors
  • Upgrade amd64-microcode to 3.20191218.1, which removes firmware updates that cause issues

You can read more about this release over here: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_4.2/index.en.html#index4h1

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