Software Update: Tails 4.9

Tails stands for “The amnesic incognito live system” and is a live Linux distribution that focuses on privacy and anonymity. It uses Debian GNU/Linux as its base and adds a Gnome environment with Tor, Tor Browser, Pidgin, Thunderbird, Electrum, LibreOffice, GPG and KeePassXC. For more information, please refer to this page. The development team has released version 4.9 with the following changes and improvements:

Changes and updates

  • Update Tor Browser to 9.5.3.
  • Update Thunderbird to 68.10.0.
  • Update Linux to 5.7.6. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).

Fixed problems

  • Allow characters others than A–Z, a–z, 1–9, and [email protected]%+=:,./- in the administration password. (#17792)
  • Apply the keyboard layout that is automatically selected when you change the language in the Welcome Screen. (#17794)
  • Fix starting Tails with the toram boot option. (#17800)

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

  • USB Wi-Fi adapters with Atheros AR9271 hardware do not work with Linux 5.7.6. (#17834)

See the list of long standing issues.

Version number 4.9
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website tails
License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)