Tails 1.7 Debian Distro released

Tails 1.7 recently released, is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

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Tails 1.7 changelog

New features

  • You can now start Tails in offline mode to disable all networking for additional security. Doing so can be useful when working on sensitive documents.
  • We added Icedove, a rebranded version of the Mozilla Thunderbird email client.

Upgrades and changes

  • Improve the wording of the first screen of Tails Installer.
  • Restart Tor automatically if connecting to the Tor network takes too long.
  • Update several firmware packages which might improve hardware compatibility.
  • Update the Tails signing key which is now valid until 2017.
  • Update Tor Browser to 5.0.4.
  • Update Tor to 0.2.7.4.

Fixed problems

  • Prevent wget from leaking the IP address when using the FTP protocol.
  • Prevent symlink attack on ~/.xsession-errors via tails-debugging-info which could be used by the amnesia user to bypass read permissions on any file.
  • Force synchronization of data on the USB stick at the end of automatic upgrades. This might fix some reliability bugs in automatic upgrades.
  • Make the “I2P is ready” notification more reliable.

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