Tails 5.1 has already been released and these are its news

Recently the release of the new version of Tails 5.1 was announced (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), based on the Debian package base and designed for anonymous network access.

the new release was scheduled to be released on May 31, as planned, but due to some problems in the release of a new version of Tor Browser 11.0.14, the release was barely released.

In addition, the delay helped include fixes for vulnerabilities in the Firefox engine. Officially, the new version of Tor Browser has not been announced yet, but builds are already available.

For those new to Tor The Tor system provides an anonymous exit for Tails. All connections except traffic through the Tor network are blocked by default by the packet filter. Encryption is used to store user data in Save User Data mode between runs.

Main new features of Tails 5.1

Among the main changes that stand out in this new version, we can find, for example, that se transitioned to a new branch stable from Tor 0.4.7 with the implementation of the congestion control protocol.

With that the capabilities of the Tor Connection Wizard have been expanded, making it possible to connect from censored networks through bridged gateways to avoid blocking. Before you connect to Tor, the time on your computer is automatically adjusted to make it easier to bypass censorship systems in some countries.

Timing information is retrieved directly (before connection to Tor) from the Fedora project's captive portal discovery service. The time displayed in the top bar is now displayed based on the selected time zone when adjusting the clock. Added information to the screen displayed after establishing a connection to Tor whether or not bridge nodes are used for the connection.

Another change that stands out is that updated Linux kernel 5.10.113 and the mail client Thunderbird 91.9 and that in addition the file manager offers the possibility of transferring files through the OnionShare application.

UnsafeBrowser, used to access resources in the local network, for example, for authorization in a wireless network with a captive portal, has a new home page that is displayed in case of connection other than through the Tor network and simplifies connecting to a wireless network through a captive portal.
Provided a warning about possible loss of session data when attempting to restart with Insecure Browser disabled.

The file manager implements a program call for managing Kleopatra certificates when clicking on OpenPGP files (double-clicking is now sufficient to decrypt *.gpg files). Kleopatra has also been added to the list of recommended apps.

The "files", "calculator", and "terminal" search providers are disabled in GNOME overview mode.

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 5.1

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 you get from the download section is a 1.GB ISO image capable of running in live mode.

How to update to the new version of Tails 5.1?

For those users who have a previous version of Tails installed and want to upgrade to this new version, can do directly 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. 


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