Tails Linux OS Version 4.8 Released with Major Security Updates

A new version of Tails is now available for download, and this time the highlight is a set of security improvements that are supposed to protect users when running this Linux distro.

The most notable change concerns Unsafe Browser, which has been disabled by default in Tails version 4.8.

The dev team emphasizes that Unsafe Browser is not an app that can protect your identity online, adding that the app can be used to deanonymize you and, with the help of other security flaws in the apps running on the OS, could eventually reveal your IP address.

The Tails team says that while this is an unlikely exploit, governments or other authorities out there could actually turn to such an attack if they need to find your identity.

Unsafe Browser disabled by default

“An attacker could exploit a security vulnerability in Thunderbird by sending you a phishing email that could start an invisible Unsafe Browser and reveal them your IP address. Such an attack is … (read more)

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