Tails OS 5.19 releases: privacy & anonymously OS
Tails OS is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card.
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 OS 5.19 has been released.
Closing a Tor circuit from Onion Circuits
You can now close a given Tor circuit from the Onion Circuits interface. This can help replace a particularly slow Tor circuit or troubleshoot issues on the Tor network.
To close a Tor circuit:
- Connect to the Tor network.
- Choose ▸ Open Onion Circuits in the top navigation bar.
- Right-click (on Mac, click with two fingers) on the circuit that you want to close.
- Choose Close this circuit in the shortcut menu.
When you close a circuit that is being used by an application, your application gets disconnected from this destination service.
For example, when you close a circuit while Tor Browser is downloading a file, the download fails.
- If you connect to the same destination server again, Tor uses a different circuit to replace the circuit that you closed.
For example, if you download the same file again, Tor uses a new circuit.
Addition of sq-keyring-linter
At the request of people who use SecureDrop to provide secure whistleblowing platforms across the world, we added the
sq-keyring-linter improves the cryptographic parameters of PGP keys stored in their airgapped machines.
Changes and updates
- Update Tor Browser to 13.0.1.
- Update the Tor client to 0.4.8.7.
- Update Thunderbird to 115.4.1.
- Update the Linux kernel to 6.1.55.