Tails 3.2 released: BlueBorne-Fix and Linux Kernel 4.12

[German]The developers of the Linux distribution Tails has released the new version 3.2. Apart from minor improvements there are several security fixes. The maintainers of the distribution strongly recommend to upgrade to this version.


What's Tails?

Tails is a Debian based Linux distribution, and the abbreviation Tails stands for The Amnesic Incognito Live System. Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB stick or a DVD. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:

  • use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
    all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
  • leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
  • use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Tails comes with several built-in applications pre-configured with security in mind: web browser, instant messaging client, email client, office suite, image and sound editor, etc. Further details may be found at this Tails site.

Tails 3.2 available

Tails version 3.2 has been released at September 26, 2017 and my be downloaded for free from this Tails site. The changelogs are enlisting the following fixes and improvements.

  • Upgrade Linux to 4.12.12. This should improve the support for newer hardware, especially NVIDIA Maxwell graphics card.
  • Upgrade Thunderbird from 45.8 to 52.3.
  • Disable Bluetooth to protect against BlueBorne attack.
  • ncrease the randomization of ASLR to the maximum.
  • Deny access to the D-Bus service of Pidgin to prevent other applications to access and modify its configuration.
  • Fix the import of secret OpenPGP keys in Password and Keys

There are also smaller improvents like added support for PPPoE and dial-up Internet connection, or an installed BookletImposer to convert linear PDF documents into booklets, and vice-versa. Tails 3.2-Version require a 8 GB USB stick to install Tails. 4 GB USB sticks that are already installed can still be upgraded. (via)

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One Response to Tails 3.2 released: BlueBorne-Fix and Linux Kernel 4.12

  1. Jack Hales says:

    I like your technical support about Linux and got all my help related to the technical issues. I have also taken the help of Google Support for further details.

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