Tails 4.8: Main News of This Linux Distribution

Something that users highly value when browsing the Internet, when using tools and systems is privacy. In this sense we have at our disposal different programs, services and configurations that we can take into account. One option is to make use of operating systems that are based on security and on preserving information and data. In this article we echo the release of Tails 4.8 , the latest version of this anonymity-based Linux distribution.

Tails 4.8 available for download

As we know, Tails is one of the operating systems most used by computer security fans, hackers and all those who want to always preserve privacy and security. They have released the new version that is now available for download. As always, it brings some interesting news and improvements that we can notice.

Tails 4.8: Main News

One of the changes that we can find in Tails 4.8 is that it disables Unsafe Browser by default. They indicate that it could be used to make users anonymous and that a potential attacker exploits a vulnerability. So now users who want it will have to enable it manually.

Something that is usually common with each new version is that it updates the different tools it has. Update Tor Browser to version 9.5.1, Thunderbird to 68.9.0, as well as the Linux kernel to version 5.6.0. This latest update will allow improvements related to hardware, such as the network adapter or the graphics card.

It should also be noted that it solves different problems. This is something that always happens when we install a new version and they correct possible vulnerabilities and bugs that may be present. Fixes issues with Thunderbird, fixes automatic shutdown of laptop when suspend resumes with Tails USB stick removed, issues with reporting MAC address spoofing and OpenPGP public key import in binary format.

It also includes some more updates in other tools, system packages and bug fixes that were present in the previous version. Minor changes that are present in this new version of the Linux distribution.

In short, the main changes are as follows:

  • Tor Browser 9.5.1
  • Thunderbird 68.9.0
  • Linux kernel 5.6.0
  • LibreOffice 6.1.5-3
  • VirtualBox 6.1.10

You can see all the changes that come with Tails 4.8 in its changelog .

Tails 4.8 is available to install or use via USB, as well as the ability to download the ISO for a DVD. We can see all the information related to the download of this operating system from its official website . There we will find all the options that are available.

In short, for all those looking for an operating system based on security and privacy, a good option is Tails, with its new version. We leave you a tutorial where we talk about the best security Linux distributions. A selection of some of the most interesting.