Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly. It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card independently of the computer’s original operating system.
Tails comes with several built-in applications pre-configured with security in mind: web browser, instant messaging client, email client, office suite, image and sound editor, etc.
Tails 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.
New in version 2.11
- If running on a 32-bit processor, notify the user that it won’t be able to start Tails 3.0 anymore.
- Notify I2P users that I2P will be removed in Tails 2.12.
Upgrades and changes
- Upgrade Tor Browser to 6.5.1.
- Fix CVE-2017-6074 (local root privilege escalation) by disabling the
dccpmodule. Also disable kernel modules for some other uncommon network protocols.
- Tor Browser: Don’t show offline warning when opening the local documentation of Tails.
- Fix rare issue causing automatic upgrades to not apply properly
- Install Linux 4.8.15 to prevent GNOME from freezing with Intel GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics.