Software update: Tails 5.15.1

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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 a 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. Version 5 is based on Debian 11 and, among other things, OpenPGP has been replaced by Kleopatra. The following changes and improvements have been made in version 5.15:

Changes and updates

  • Update Tor Browser to 12.5.
    Tor Browser 12.5 has a new circuit view and better information about onion services.
  • Support onion service authentication in Tor Browser.
    For example, onion service authentication is used by OnionShare outside of Tails.
  • Display the version of Tails in the Boot Loader

Fixed problems

  • Fix the search of some languages ​​and keyboard layouts. (#19200)
  • Make the upgrade of the Persistent Storage more reliable:
    • On some systems, the message “Upgrading the persistent storage” was displayed every time in Tails 5.14 when Tails failed to upgrade one of the cryptographic parameters. (#19734)
    • On some USB sticks, upgrading the Persistent Storage was too slow and failed with the error message “Upgrade of persistent storage failed”. (#19728)
  • Fix opening documentation links from Tails Installer. (#19870)
  • Prevent Tor Browser to access information about other Tor circuits. (#19740)
  • Make the error when scanning the QR code of a bridge more consistent. (#19737)

For more details, read our changelog. Known issues

Version number 5.15.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website Tails
License type Prerequisites (GNU/BSD/etc.)
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