Tails 3.6 Anonymous OS Released with Linux Kernel 4.15, Latest Tor Updates

The Tails Project announced today the release and immediate availability of the Tails 3.6 amnesic incognito live system, also known as the Anonymous OS used by ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden to stay hidden online.

Powered by the latest Linux 4.15 kernel with patches for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, and featuring the latest Tor Browser and Tor client/server implementation, Tails 3.6 is here with up-to-date components like Electrum 3.0.6 and Mozilla Thunderbird 52.6.0, as well as new features and improvements.

Among these, we can mention a new pdf-redact-tools command-line utility for cleaning metadata and converting PDFs to PNG images, a new GPU error message when Tails’ GNOME desktop environment fails to start, the ability to lock the screen just by clicking on the lock button in the GNOME system menu.

“If you set up an administrator password when starting Tails, you can unlock your screen with your administration password,” reads today’s <a … (read more)

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