Debian-based Tails amnesic incognito live system has been updated today to Tails 4.3, a release that adds new features and updates various components.
New features in the Tails 4.3 release include a command-line utility that lets users manage their Trezor cryptocurrencies. The trezor package provides the hardware wallet for Trezor cryptocurrencies and it’s installed by default in the new ISO image released today.
Also included is an updated kernel, Linux 5.4.13, which should improve hardware support for newer devices, the Mozilla Thunderbird 68.4.1 email and news client, as well as VirtualBox Guest Additions 6.1.2, which should improve the support for running Tails in a VirtualBox VM.
Tails 4.3 includes the latest Tor technologies
Since Tails relies on the Tor technologies for providing users with a live environment that keeps their online activity anonymous at all times, the Tails 4.3 release ships with the Tor Browser 9.0.5 anonymous web browser based on Mozilla Firefox 68.4.1 ESR, as well as Tor 0.4.2.6 client/server implementation for enabling anonymous communication.
Among the bug fixes included in this release, there’s a fix for an issue with the progress bar to prevent accidental closing of the window during an upgrade process.
Of course, numerous security vulnerabilities have been patched in several packages, including the Linux kernel, Tor Browser, Mozilla Thunderbird, webkit2gtk, libidn2, libexif, tiff, python-apt, and qtbase-opensource-src. The infamous sudo vulnerability is now patched as well.
Tails 4.3 is available for download right now as USB or ISO images from the official website. However, if you have Tails installed on your computer, you will automatically receive upgrades, which are supported from versions 4.2 and 4.2.2.
The next release will be Tails 4.4, scheduled for March 10th, but it will only be a maintenance update. Later this year, Tails should receive Secure Boot support for better compatibility with newer hardware. This feature will probably arrive with the Tails 4.9 release.
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