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posted by janrinok on Saturday March 11 2017, @02:03AM   Printer-friendly
from the shedding-another-feature dept.

TAILS, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is a privacy-centric Linux distro based on Debian.

Softpedia reports

Tails 2.11 [will] be the last [version] to ship with the I2P anonymizing network software. I2P 0.9.25 is included in Tails 2.11, and it's already a very old version. The decision was made because the Tails team don't have the time to maintain I2P in their distribution.

[...] Two new features have been added in today's Tails 2.11 release, namely a notification to inform users that the upcoming Tails 3.0 Live CD won't start on a very old computer with a 32-bit processor, as well as another notification which will warn you that the I2P software will be removed in the next version, Tails 2.12.

Tails 2.11 also comes with the Tor Browser 6.5.1 anonymous web browser, and includes a bunch of security fixes for the infamous local root privilege escalation (CVE-2017-6074) by disabling the dccp module. Additionally, Linux kernel 4.8.15 was installed to prevent the GNOME desktop environment from freezing on Intel GM965/GL960 GPUs.

[It also] addresses an issue with the Tor Browser that did not display the offline warning when attempting to open the local documentation of Tails, as well as a rare problem that caused automatic upgrades to be applied incorrectly.

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Tails 2.12 Released 34 comments

The Tails project announced the release of version 2.12 of the operating system which focuses on "privacy and anonymity."

The new version includes Gnome Sound Recorder, removes I2P, runs on version 4.9.13 of the Linux kernel, and as per usual remedies "numerous security holes" in the previous release. Distro Watch has additional coverage.

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TAILS 2.11: The Last Release to Support the I2P Anonymizing Network


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TAILS 3.0 Will Require a 64-Bit Processor 23 comments

The privacy-centric TAILS Linux distro (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) announces:

Tails 3.0 will require a 64-bit x86-64 compatible processor. As opposed to older versions of Tails, it will not work on 32-bit processors.

We have waited for years until we felt it was the right time to do this switch. Still, this was a hard decision for us to make.

[...] Our current goal is to release Tails 3.0, and stop supporting computers with a 32-bit processor, on June 13, 2017.

Announced February 1: Tails 2.10 is out.

The site's news page (which could REALLY use #FragmentIdentifiers MUCH more effectively) says:

Tails 2.11 is scheduled for March 3rd.


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  • (Score: 2) by julian on Saturday March 11 2017, @02:46AM (1 child)

    by julian (6003) on Saturday March 11 2017, @02:46AM (#477638)

    If you permanently seed Tails on your Torrent server, like I do, remember to delete the old version immediately and start seeding this one.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 11 2017, @11:41PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 11 2017, @11:41PM (#477884)

      I thought this was going to be a public service announcement from MAFIAA.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 11 2017, @09:51AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 11 2017, @09:51AM (#477703)

    These periodic Tails posts are a soothing reminder that the world keeps on turning.

  • (Score: 1) by MilanorTSW on Saturday March 11 2017, @02:37PM (2 children)

    by MilanorTSW (3072) on Saturday March 11 2017, @02:37PM (#477750)
    I2PD [github.com] is definitely picking up pace and is both more effective and easier to deploy.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 11 2017, @06:38PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 11 2017, @06:38PM (#477818)

      i2pd is majority russian developed, one of the major-feature secondary developers has been spouting Pro-Trump and Anti-Privacy views.

      Plus they just implemented FSB reference encryption post i2pd-2.12 (no relation to the Tails version!).

      I still had a node in operation, since i2p-router has its own development woes (lack of features, Pro-PC developers and a Code of Conduct, plus every current major developer having doxxed themselves to lend the project 'credibility', most of whom are North American.)

      Both are still better than Tor at this point in time, but all three projects are giving cause for concern in regards to their long term security, stability, reliability, and ability to help anonymize one against nation-state adversaries, none of the three have the nodecounts to do more than get you flagged for enhanced surveillance. I2P has 30-60k unique nodes active. Tor has up to a claimed million, but only about 4000 outproxies. Alternative networks to these three are either research projects or have known issues with metadata and other leaking issues which could uniquely identify your routes through the network.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 11 2017, @11:50PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 11 2017, @11:50PM (#477887)

        For those of you who wonder at what all this means, please read the Gulag Archipelago - even if it's only the first chapter.

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