Recently the launch of the new version of the popular Linux distribution Tails 4.28 (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), version which has been made merely updates of the main components of the system, as well as some errors.
For those who don't know about Tails, they should know that this is a distribution that It is based on the base of the Debian 10 package. y designed to provide anonymous access to the network, in order to preserve the privacy and anonymity of the user on the network.
Anonymous output from Tails is provided by Tor In all connections, since the traffic through the Tor network, they are blocked by default with a packet filter, with which the user does not leave a trace on the network unless they want otherwise. Encryption is used to store user data in save user data mode between startups, in addition to presenting a series of preconfigured applications designed for the security and anonymity of the user, such as a web browser, the mail client, an instant message client among others.
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Main new features of Tails 4.28
The new version of Tails 4.28 comes with relevant updates from Tor Browser to version 11.0.7, Thunderbird to version 91.6.1, and from tor to version 0.4.6.10.
By updating TorBrowser 11.0.7, This version of the browser arrives in sync with the Firefox 91.7.0 ESR codebase, which fixes 5 vulnerabilities.
While on the part of updated Tor network 0.4.6.10 this version contains minor bug fixes, but one in particular is that the Onion v2 service was already disabled andn older versions, so this change shouldn't make any difference, except that they will no longer advertise it on the net, plus the geoip files are updated to match the IPFire location database.
As for the Thunderbird to version 91.6.1, the new version brings the Thunderbird generated views of the meeting invitations by default, in addition to the problem that the emails were not downloaded at the beginning in some conditions, also in the port numbers were not shown in the "Confirm Security Exception" dialog for CalDAV connections and various security fixes
Of the other changes that stand out from this new version of Tails 4.28:
- NoScript 11.3.7
- Updated the styling of the message bar on the "about:preferences#tor" page.
- Provided extraction of Tor Browser from its own archive.
- Debug logging enabled for obfs4proxy.
- The test infrastructure provides a test of the distribution using a real Tor network.
Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it of this new version of Tails, you can check the details In the following link.
Download Tails 4.28
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.
The image obtained from the download section is a 1.1 GB ISO image capable of working in live mode.
It is also important to take into account that this new version of Tails 4.28, like most of its predecessors, also corrects some security holes, so its developers strongly recommend that you update to this new version if you are in a previous one. .
How to update to the new version of Tails 4.28?
For those users who have an older version of Tails installed and want to upgrade to this new version. You should know that the direct update to Tails 4.20 can be done directly from Tails 4.15 to 4.18 following the instructions in this link.
For this they can make use of their USB device that they used to install Tails, they can consult the information to carry this movement on their computer In the following link.