Tails Tails 1.2.3 is out

Discussion in 'TOR | TAILS' started by survivalmonkey, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. survivalmonkey

    survivalmonkey Monkey+++

    Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.2.3, is out.

    This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible.

    On January 3rd, the SSL certificate of our website hosting provider, boum.org, expired. This means that if you still are running Tails 1.2.1 or older, you will not get any update notification. Please help spreading the word!


    • Security fixes
      • Upgrade to Linux 3.16.7-ckt2-1.
      • Upgrade to Tor Browser 4.0.3 (based on Firefox 31.4.0esr) (ticket 8700).
      • Improve MAC spoofing fail-safe mechanisms, which includes preventing one more way the MAC address could be leaked. (ticket 8571).
      • Disable upgrade checking in the Unsafe Browser. Until now the Unsafe Browser has checked for upgrades of the Tor Browser in the clear (ticket 8694).

    • Bugfixes
      • Fix startup of the Unsafe Browser in some locales (ticket 8396).
      • Repair the desktop screenshot feature (ticket 8087).
      • Do not suspend to RAM when closing the lid on battery power (ticket 8071).
      • Properly update the Tails Installer's status when plugging in a USB drive after it has started (ticket 8353).

    See the online Changelog for technical details.

    Known issues

    I want to try it or to upgrade!

    Go to the download page.

    As no software is ever perfect, we maintain a list of problems that affects the last release of Tails.

    What's coming up?

    The next Tails release is scheduled for February 24.

    Have a look at our roadmap to see where we are heading to.

    Do you want to help? There are many ways you can contribute to Tails. If you want to help, come talk to us!

    Continue reading...
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 7, 2015
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  2. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    Downloaded and tested this... Only one thing, I tried to access my hard drive files and it required a password. No were did it ask me to set up a password and root didn't work as a password. I did not find a way to set one up for the dvd disc. Maybe try installing to a flashdrive. Anyone use or know how to do this or how to find the password for root?
  3. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

    Never mind the above question. Turns out it was easier than I thought especially after installing to a flash drive.
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