The famous Linux distribution, focused on user privacy and anonymity Tails, has been updated to its new version 3.4, where various updates and some fixes are highlighted.
For those who do not know this Linux distribution, I can tell you something. Tails is based on Debian and what makes it special is that it forces all outgoing connections from it to the Tor network so is an excellent option to preserve privacy.
This new release of Tails 3.4 was released a week earlier than expectedThis is due to the recently disclosed Meltdown and Specter security vulnerabilities that affect billions of devices.
Changes in Tails 3.4
Among the main changes in this new version, we highlight that the distribution was updated to Debian 9.2, as well as the fix for Tails installer.
Tails 3.4 It has the Linux kernel 4.14.12 as a core, which includes the necessary fixes against Meltdown attacks, and partially mitigates the Specter problem.
“This release fixes many security issues and users should update as soon as possible. In particular, Tails 3.4 fixes the widely reported Meltdown attack, and includes partial mitigation for Specter, ”today's announcement reads.
Fixed an issue that caused Tails to start very slowly, also fixed issues that prevented some Debian packages from installing correctly with the Additional software feature.
Also updated packages and configurations for Tor, Thunderbird, in the distribution.
If you want to know more about the changes in the distribution you can read the change log hereí.
Download Tails 3.4
This new version is now available to be downloaded and installed on our computer, to be able to get it we must simply download it with the following link.
For those who already have the distribution installed, we just have to run the apt upgrade from the terminal to be able to update to the new version available.