New version of Tails 3.15 arrives with Tor updates and more

The developers behind the famous Tails Linux distribution announced a few days ago the availability of the version of Tails 3.15 (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), distribution that for those who do not know it should know that it is based on Debian and intended to provide anonymous access to the network.

Anonymous access to Tails is provided by Tor. All connections, except traffic through the Tor network, are blocked by default with a packet filter. Encryption is used to store user data in the way of saving user data between launches.

What's new in Tails 3.15?

The new version of Tails 3.15 We can find the new updated versions of Tor Browser 8.5.4 and Thunderbird 60.7.2.

Stands out in this new version of Tails, Resolving an issue causing crashes on restart on some computers.

Besides that also developers worked on fixing a bug that caused an error message in the Unlock VeraCrypt Volumes utility when the partition did not close due to the presence of open files on it. Resolved issue with running Tail from Heads boot firmware.

Regarding the new version of Tor Browser 8.5.4 included in the distribution, intended to guarantee anonymity, security and privacy, in it transitioned to using the new Tor 0.4 branch.

With which this new version is synchronized with the ESR code base of Firefox 60.8.0, which removed 18 vulnerabilities, of which 9 issues collected in CVE-2019-11709 are marked critical and potentially lead to the organization of the attacker's code execution.

Components like OpenSSL 1.0.2s, Torbutton 2.1.12, and HTTPS Everywhere 2019.6.27 are also updated.

Finally, as for the other components, these were updated to their most current versions, with which the developers offer a system image that will not require the additional download of packages.

Requirements to install Tails on our computer

If you want to install this system on your computer you must have at least these requirements to be able to execute it without problems:

  • Either an internal or external DVD reader or the ability to boot from a USB stick.
  • Tails requires a 86-bit x64-64 compatible processor: IBM PC compatible and others, but not PowerPC or ARM so Tails does not work on most tablets and phones.
  • 2 GB of RAM to work without problems. Tails is known to work with less memory, but you may experience strange behavior or crashes.

After this update, Tails 3.16 is scheduled for September 3. For more information about this version of the distribution, you can visit the release note.

Download Tails 3.15

Si you want to try or install this new version of this Linux distribution on your computer, You can obtain the image of the system which is already available from its official website in its download section, link is this.

This new iso image of Tails 3.5 for download of 1.1 GB in size, is capable of operating in live mode.

How to update to the new version of Tails 3.15?

Si You already have a previous version of Tails and enter the list of versions that can be updated to this new version, you must open a terminal and execute the following commands.

First we update our list of packages and repositories with:

apt-get update

We indicate that they be updated with:

apt-get upgrade

Now we must download and install the latest versions of packages, dependencies and more recent.

apt-get dist-upgrade -y

At the end of this we remove all obsolete packages that are no longer needed

apt-get autoremove -y

At the end of this, it is highly recommended that we restart our computer so that the new changes are implemented and we start with the new version of Tails.

And that's it, we already have the new Tails 3.15 update on our team.

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  1.   Mateo said

    Hello, what I understand is that Tails is a distribution that only runs live, from a usb or dvd, and that persistence can be created to preserve any data that one wants, but installing it on the computer is not an option and it is not recommended by the project developers.