Software Update: Tor Browser 11.5.6

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Version 11.5.6 of Tor Browser has been released. Tor stands for The Onion Router and is a network that can be used to surf the Internet fairly anonymously. All users’ TCP traffic is routed through various Tor routers, after which it is virtually impossible for the recipient to find out who the original sender was. That information is still present within the Tor network, so that answers, of course also via the system of routers, eventually arrive at the right place. Version 11 is based on Firefox ESR 91, where version 10 was still ESR 78. The release notes for this release are as follows:

Tor Browser 11.5.6 (Android, Windows, macOS, Linux)

This is an emergency release resolving an issue with Tor Browser 11.5.5’s integration of the Snowflake pluggable transport. Users of 11.5.5 will be unable to connect to the Tor Network via the built-in Snowflake bridge until they update to 11.5.6. If you applied the following workaround to add a working snowflake bridge manually, you may revert back to using the “Built-in” Snowflake bridge option after updating to 11.5.6. The full changelog since Tor Browser 11.5.5 is:

All Platforms

Version number 11.5.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website The Tor Project
License type GPL
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