Tails OS 4.18 releases: preserving your privacy and anonymity
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 4.18 has been released.
Changes and updates
- Remove “Synchronizing the system’s clock” notification when connecting to Tor network
We removed this notification because it didn’t recommend a specific action for users to take and it was unclear. It might have given users the impression that they should alter their UTC clock settings. (#7439)
- Remove Poedit
- Update Tor Browser to 10.0.16.
- Update Thunderbird to 78.9.0-1.
- Update some Intel and Linux firmware packages. This should improve support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, and so on).
- Use more reliable Debian repositories
Tails now connects to the APT repositories of Debian using their HTTPS address instead of their .onion address, for increased reliability with the Additional Software feature. We left other Tails and Tor Project APT onion sources as is. (#17993)
- Display an error message when the Upgrader fails to download the signing key. This has been a silent error since 4.14. (#18238)
For more details, read our changelog.