[German]The Tor network released the new version 7.5.1 of the Tor browser for Windows, Linux and macOS last Tuesday, March 13, 2018. And just a few hours ago, on March 17, they added version 7.5.2.
What is Tor?
It is a software package designed to make communication on the Internet anonymous and protect its user’s privacy. The data are sent via a distributed network of Tor relays operated by volunteers around the world. This is to prevent third parties from recognizing from the Internet connection which websites a user visits and where the user’s physical location is (e.g. to block websites).
Included is the Tor Browser (Firefox-based), which communicates over the Tor network and is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS or GNU/Linux. Tor is portable, so you can use its features without installing any software. Tor can run from a USB flash drive, for example, and comes with a preconfigured web browser to protect anonymity. The whole package is self-contained (portable).
Tor Browser 7.5.1 and 7.5.2
Tor version 7.5.1 ist a maintenance update. The Tor project is based on Mozilla Firefox 52.7.0. The changelog of the Tor Browser 7.5.1 contains the following entries:
- All platforms
- Update Firefox to 52.7.0esr
- Update Tor to 0.3.2.10
- Update Torbutton to 22.214.171.124
- Update Tor Launcher to 0.2.14.4
- Bug 25089: Special characters are not escaped in proxy password
- Translations update
- Update NoScript to 126.96.36.199
- Bug 25356: Update obfs4proxy to v0.0.7
- Bug 25000: Add [System+Principal] to the NoScript whitelist
- Bug 25112: Disable sandboxing on 64-bit Windows <= Vista
Tor may be freely downloaded from this project site. And a few hours ago, on March 17, 2018, I received an update to Tor version 7.5.2. This update delivers Firefox ESR 52.7.2. The reason vor this update has been covered within my blog post Critical Update: Firefox 59.0.1/Firefox ESR 52.7.2.