Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) has been released to version 1.3. This release introduces the Electrum Bitcoin Wallet, on top of addressing numerous security concerns, the Tor browser updated and numerous other changes.
As we know, 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. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux. – About Linux Tails
Tails 1.3 introduces several changes which the team behind the system recommend users need to upgrade to as soon as possible. Among them, The Tor Browser has additional operating system and data security, which restricts reads and writes to a limited number of folders. The Tor Browser version 4.0.4 is installed as default web browser in Tails 1.3, based on Mozilla Firefox 31.5.0 ESR.
Here’s the new features of Tails 1.3 :
- Electrum is an easy to use bitcoin wallet. You can use the Bitcoin Client persistence feature to store your Electrum configuration and wallet.
- The Tor Browser has additional operating system and data security. This security restricts reads and writes to a limited number of folders. Learn how to manipulate files with the new Tor Browser.
- The obfs4 pluggable transport is now available to connect to Tor bridges. Pluggable transports transform the Tor traffic between the client and the bridge to help disguise Tor traffic from censors.
- Keyringer lets you manage and share secrets using OpenPGP and Git from the command line.
- More details about Tails 1.3 you can reads on Tails 1.3 release notes