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posted by cmn32480 on Sunday February 14 2016, @09:43AM   Printer-friendly
from the NSA-is-watching dept.

"Tor Browser 5.5.2 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page[1] and also from our distribution directory[2].

This release features important security updates[3] to Firefox.

Users on the security level "High" or "Medium-High" were not affected by the bugs in the Graphite font rendering library."



The full changelog since 5.5.1 is:

Tor Browser 5.5.2 -- February 12 2016

        All Platforms
                Update Firefox to 38.6.1esr
                Update NoScript to


What is Tor Browser?

"The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

The Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable)."


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  • (Score: 2) by _NSAKEY on Sunday February 14 2016, @10:14PM

    by _NSAKEY (16) on Sunday February 14 2016, @10:14PM (#304331)

    There's so much stupid in this discussion that it just gave me a headache. Most of you who replied need to take off the tinfoil hats, because tinfoil actually concentrates the microwaves, and most of the AC replies exhibit behavior consistent with having their brains zapped for a little too long.

    To stay somewhat on topic: The Tor Browser is a fork of Firefox ESR, yes, but they do a bunch of hardening-related patching. Even if you're smart enough to set up a computer to transparently route all of its traffic over Tor, you should use the Tor Browser anyway. It will take a little bit of extra configuration so that you don't have a tor-over-tor situation, but it really is the best tool for the job. Maybe that's why we have so many ACs parroting law enforcement talking points...

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