The new version of Tails 4.11 arrives with Tor 10, Kernel 5.7.11 and more

Recently the release of the new version of the popular linux distribution "Tails 4.11" (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), which is based on the Debian package base and designed to provide anonymous access to the network.

This new version of the distribution stands out for including the most recent released version of the web browser Gate 10, in addition to the version of the Kernel 5.7.11 and some more changes.

For those who are unfamiliar with Tails, you should know that this is a distribution that 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.

While encryption in distribution 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.

Main new features of Tails 4.11

As we mentioned at the beginning, the new version of Tails has updated the Linux kernel to version 5.7.11 along with new versions of Tor Browser 10, Thunderbird 68.12 and python3-trezor 0.11.6 involved.

For the part of the new version included Tor Browser 10.0 stands out The browser arrives based on Firefox 78 ESR. Besides that plugins updated browser included NoScript 11.0.44 and Tor Launcher 0.2.25 (components replaced using XUL).

Of the changes that were made, it is mentioned in the announcement that the location of the Passwords.kdbx database was changed in KeePassXC password manager (/home/amnesia/Passwords.kdbx instead of /home/amnesia/Persistent/keepassx.kdbx).

Besides that Wi-Fi hotspot enablement feature removed in the network configurator, which does not work in Tails.

Another change that stands out in this new version is that added the ability to permanently save language settings, the keyboard and additional settings set through the welcome screen interface. These settings will be used in subsequent sessions after enabling persistent storage on the welcome screen.

Finally, if you want to know more about it about this new released version of Tails 4.11. You can check the details in the original ad In the following link. 

Download Tails 4.11

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 GB ISO image capable of working in live mode.

It is also important to take into account that this new version of Tails 4.6, like most of its predecessors, also corrects some security holes, so its developers strongly recommend that you upgrade to this new version if you are in a previous one. .

How to update to the new version of Tails 4.11?

For those users who have an older version of Tails installed and want to upgrade to this new version. They should know that the direct upgrade to Tails 4.11 can be done directly from Tails 4.2 or higher.

While for users who are still in the 3.xxx branch, they must first go to version 4.0 (although it would be advisable to perform a clean installation of Tails 4.11).

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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