TAILS 3.14 - With enhancements for the latest Intel vulnerabilities

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Tails is a GNU / Linux distro quite known to all since all the topics about espionage, Edward Snowden, etc. have started to be mediatic. It is an operating system specially designed for those who love privacy and anonymity. The developers of this Live have thought a lot about the security of this system, and thanks to that work it allows you to surf the net without leaving too much trace.

Now we have the version ready Tails 3.14, a new release that you can get in the official website of the project. The Amnesic Incognito Live System or TAILS, makes it easy for us, with some options from the link that I have left to be able to select the operating system from which we are trying to download it: Windows, macOS and Linux.

You know, as we have repeated on other occasions in LxA, that Tails is based on Debian and that, they say, is the operating system used by the former agent of the NSA Edward Snowden to stay "hidden" while online. Now with version 3.14 some of the latest vulnerabilities found in Intel microprocessors have been mitigated. Specifically, it has added patches for Intel MDS, the critical security flaw that has been the last discovered at the moment ...

But at the rate we are going and taking into account the panorama, more will come after MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling). To protect you against attacks Fallout, RIDL, ZombieLoad that take advantage of Intel HT (HyperThreading), you need to disable this SMT function of your system, something that considerably reduces performance.

Besides that patch, the kernel has also been added Linux 4.19.37 LTS, the latest firmware packages, some application packages have been updated like TOR Browser 8.5, some bugs have been fixed, the size has been reduced by 39 MB by eliminating certain applications installed by default, etc.

That's it until the new release that is planned for the 9 July if there are no delays, which will be the new one Tails 3.15 which is currently developing.


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