This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as possible.
Add support for the Bopomofo input method for Chinese using the Chewing library and improve support for the Pinyin input method. (#11292)
Save a backup of the configuration of the persistent storage every time it is modified. (#16461)
This will help us understand and solve why sometimes all the settings of the persistent storage disappear. (#10976)
Update Tor Browser to 8.0.7.
Update Tor to 0.3.5.8.
Update Thunderbird to 65.1.0.
Update Linux to 4.19.28.
Update the Intel microcode to 3.20180807a.2, which fixes more variants of the Spectre, Meltdown, and Level 1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) vulnerabilities.
Prevent Additional Software from downloading packages that are already saved in the persistent storage. (#15957)
Fix accessibility when opening Tor Browser from a desktop notification. (#16475)
Fix WhisperBack crashing when additional APT repositories is configured. (#16563)
For more details, read our changelog.
Electrum in Tails cannot connect anymore to Electrum servers.
The version of Electrum in Tails is vulnerable to a phishing attack that tricks people in updating to a malicious version of Electrum which is not distributed from the official Electrum website.
You are safe unless you try to do the malicious update manually.
To prevent this phishing attack, all trustworthy Electrum servers now prevent older versions from connecting to them.
Unfortunately, newer versions of Electrum are not available in Debian and cannot be integrated easily in Tails. Given the lack of maintenance of Electrum in Debian, we are still assessing what is best to do in Tails.
Until then, your wallet is not lost and you can restore it from its seed using an up-to-date version of Electrum outside of Tails.
Tails fails to start a second time on some computers (#16389)
On some computers, after installing Tails to a USB stick, Tails starts a first time but fails to start a second time. In some cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was affected and the USB stick was not listed in the Boot Menu.
We are still investigating the issue, so if it happens to you, please report your findings by email to email@example.com. Mention the model of the computer and the USB stick. This mailing list is archived publicly.
To fix this issue:
Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.
Start Tails for the first time and set up an administration password.
Choose to open a Root Terminal.
Execute the following command:
sgdisk --recompute-chs /dev/bilibop
You can also test an experimental image:
See the list of long-standing issues.
Automatic upgrades are available from 3.11, 3.12~rc1, 3.12, and 3.12.1 to 3.13.
If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.
Follow our installation instructions:
All the data on this USB stick will be lost.
If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download Tails 3.13:
Tails 3.14 is scheduled for May 14.
Have a look at our roadmap to see where we are heading to.