The developers of Tails have now released version 5.17. In it they update the core components and improve printer support. If you want to surf the Internet anonymously or generally without leaving any traces while on the move and on other people’s computers, you should know the Linux distribution – it fits on a USB stick and is therefore easy to take with you.
The list of changes according to the Tails version announcement is quite short this time. The Tails Installer is now called Tails Cloner. The developers have installed more printer drivers. In addition, all printers are now activated automatically.
Tails Update: Updated core components
The Tor browser now comes with version 12.5.3, which is based on Firefox ESR 102.15.0 from last week and therefore contains security updates. In addition, Thunderbird is now at version 102.15.0, which was released shortly after Firefox with the same version number and closes the same security gaps as the web browser.
The Tails developers have once again fixed some bugs when unlocking persistent storage. They again concern updating cryptographic parameters, which sometimes took too long, causing unlocking to fail. As with the previous release, they have therefore extended the permitted time period for parameter updates. As usual, updated images of Tails 5.17 are available for USB sticks as well as images for DVDs and virtual machines on their own download pages.
The Tails maintainers released release 5.16.1 in mid-August. In it they have woven patches that are intended to prevent CPU side channel attacks from Intel and AMD processors, which recently became known under the code names Downfall and Inception.
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