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Tails 6.0

We are very excited to present you Tails 6.0, the first version of Tails based on Debian 12 (Bookworm) and GNOME 43. Tails 6.0 brings new versions of most of the software included in Tails as well as several important security and usability improvements.

New features

Error detection on the Persistent Storage

Tails 6.0 warns you about errors when reading or writing from your Tails USB stick.

These alerts can help you diagnose hardware failures on your USB stick and backup your Persistent Storage before it's too late.

Mount external devices automatically

When you plug in an external storage device, a USB stick or an external hard disk, Tails 6.0 mounts it automatically. If the storage device contains an encrypted partition, Tails 6.0 offers you to unlock the encryption automatically.

Authentication Required. A
passphrase is needed to access encrypted data.

This feature also simplifies how to unlock VeraCrypt encrypted volumes.

Protection against malicious USB devices

If an attacker manages to plug a malicious USB device in your computer, they could run software that breaks the security built in Tails without your knowledge.

To protect from such attacks while you are away from your computer, Tails 6.0 ignores any USB device that is plugged in while your screen is locked.

You can only use new USB devices if they are plugged in while the screen is unlocked.

Notification: Reconnect
USB device. New device has been detected while you were away. Please disconnect
and reconnect the device to start using it.

Dark Mode and Night Light

From the system menu of Tails 6.0, you can now switch between:

  • The default light mode with colder colors and more brightness

  • A dark mode

  • A night light mode with warmer colors and less brightness

  • A combination of both the dark mode and night light mode

Easier screenshots and screencasts

GNOME 43 introduces a new Take Screenshot shortcut in the system menu that makes it easier to take a screenshot or record a screencast.

Easier Gmail in Thunderbird

Thanks to changes in both Thunderbird and Gmail, it's much easier to configure a Gmail account in Thunderbird in Tails 6.0.

  • You don't have to configure anything special in your Gmail account, other than the usual 2-Step Verification.

  • You can sign in to your Gmail account directly when configuring it in Thunderbird.

Gmail: Sign in to continue
to Mozilla Thunderbird

Diceware passphrases in 5 more languages

When creating a Persistent Storage, suggested passphrases are now also generated in Catalan, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Thanks to jawlensky who created the word lists for Catalan, Italian, and Spanish for Tails, but also made them available to all users of diceware.

Changes and updates

Included software

Tails 6.0 updates most of the applications included in Tails, among others:

  • Tor Browser to 13.0.10.

  • Electrum from 4.0.9 to 4.3.4

    • Improve support for the Lightning protocol and hardware wallets.
  • KeePassXC from 2.6.2 to 2.7.4

    • Add entry tags.
    • Support dark mode.
    • Redesign history view.
  • Metadata Cleaner from 1.0.2 to 2.4.0

    • Redesign the whole user interface.
    • Support dark mode.
    • Add support for AIFF and HEIC files.
  • Text Editor from gedit to gnome-text-editor

    • Support dark mode.
  • Inkscape from 1.0.2 to 1.2.2

  • Audacity from 2.4.2 to 3.2.4

  • Gimp from 2.10.22 to 2.10.34

  • Kleopatra from 4:20.08 to 4:22.12

Removed features

  • Remove the icons on the desktop.

    The extension of GNOME Shell that we used to provide this feature is not well integrated into GNOME and created other problems. (#19920)

  • Remove the item Wipe and Wipe available disk space from the shortcut menu of the Files browser.

    Secure deletion is not reliable enough on USB sticks and Solid-State Drives (SSDs) for us to keep advertising this feature.

    We updated our documentation on secure deletion to new recommendations: use encrypted volumes, overwrite the entire device, or disintegrate it physically.

  • Remove the item Remove metadata from the shortcut menu of the Files browser.

    The developers of MAT2, the metadata removal library used by Metadata Cleaner are not providing this option anymore.

  • Remove GtkHash

    You can still install GtkHash as Additional Software.

Fixed problems

  • Fix several issues with special characters and non-Latin scripts in the screen keyboard. (#18076)

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

  • OnionShare is still included as version 2.2.

    We tried to include OnionShare 2.6 in Tails 6.0, but it has several issues that had security implications. (#20135 and #20140)

  • Mounting external devices automatically interferes with the Back Up Persistent Storage utility. (#20143)

Get Tails 6.0

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your Persistent Storage

  • Automatic upgrades are only available from Tails 6.0~rc1 to 6.0.

    All other users have to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails 6.0 on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 6.0 directly:

Tails report for January 2024

Highlights

  • Help us test Tails 6.0! A release candidate of the upcoming Tails 6.0 is out. Tails 6.0 promises to have a lot of exciting upgrades and new features. You can help us by testing the release candidate. We welcome your feedback by February 18 to either:

  • It is all hands on deck for Tails 6.0! We have been upgrading Tails to Debian 12 ("bookworm"). We were also busy updating all our documentation to be ready for Tails 6.0. 1378 edited lines of HTML and Markdown code later, the documentation for Tails 6.0 is almost ready.

  • We were in the media! Here's @sajolida riffing with our long-time illustrator and comrade Anhdres about all things Tails. And here's @groente in conversation with Software Engineering Daily about how we interpret our values and mission in light of the various use cases of Tails.

Releases

Tails 5.22 was our first release of 2024! In Tails 5.22:

  • we continued improving the Persistent Storage:

    • Tails now tries to repair the Persistent Storage if it is broken when you unlock it.
    • Tails now does not try to unlock or delete a Persistent Storage that's on a read-only USB stick.
  • you can now download and upload files using Tor Browser to/from more folders.

  • we introduced more robust error messages when installing Tails with Tails Cloner. Thanks again to @BenWestgate for the efforts to improve Tails Cloner!

Metrics

Tails was started more than 806,263 times this month. That's a daily average of over 26,008 boots.

Posted
Test Tails 6.0~rc1

We are very excited to present you a release candidate of the upcoming Tails 6.0.

We plan to release Tails 6.0 officially on February 27. You can help us by testing already a release candidate of Tails 6.0 before February 18.

Tails 6.0 will be the first version of Tails based on Debian 12 (Bookworm) and GNOME 43. It will bring new versions of most of the software included in Tails as well as several important security and usability improvements.

We will provide security upgrades for Tails 6.0~rc1 like we do for regular versions of Tails.

New features

Mount external devices automatically

When you plug in an external storage device, a USB stick or an external hard disk, Tails 6.0~rc1 mounts it automatically. If the storage device contains an encrypted partition, Tails 6.0~rc1 offers you to unlock the encryption automatically.

Authentication Required. A
passphrase is needed to access encrypted data.

Protection against malicious USB devices

If an attacker manages to plug a malicious USB device in your computer, they could run software that breaks the security built in Tails without your knowledge.

To protect from such attacks while you are away from your computer, Tails 6.0~rc1 ignores any USB device that is plugged in while your screen is locked.

You can only use new USB devices if they are plugged in while the screen is unlocked.

Notification: Reconnect
USB device. New device has been detected while you were away. Please disconnect
and reconnect the device to start using it.

Dark Mode and Night Light

From the system menu of Tails 6.0~rc1, you can now switch between:

  • The default light mode with colder colors and more brightness

  • A dark mode

  • A night light mode with warmer colors and less brightness

  • A combination of both the dark mode and night light mode

Easier screenshots and screencasts

GNOME 43 introduces a new Take Screenshot shortcut in the system menu that makes it easier to take a screenshot or record a screencast.

Easier Gmail in Thunderbird

Thanks to changes in both Thunderbird and Gmail, it's much easier to configure a Gmail account in Thunderbird in Tails 6.0~rc1.

  • You don't have to configure anything special in your Gmail account, other than the usual 2-Step Verification.

  • You can sign in to your Gmail account directly when configuring it in Thunderbird.

Gmail: Sign in to continue
to Mozilla Thunderbird

Diceware passphrases in 5 more languages

When creating a Persistent Storage, suggested passphrases are now also generated in Catalan, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Thanks to jawlensky who created the word lists for Catalan, Italian, and Spanish for Tails, but also made them available to all users of diceware.

Changes and updates

Included software

Tails 6.0~rc1 updates many of the applications included in Tails, among others:

  • Electrum from 4.0.9 to 4.3.4

    • Improve support for the Lightning protocol and hardware wallets.
  • KeePassXC from 2.6.2 to 2.7.4

    • Add entry tags.
    • Support dark mode.
    • Redesign history view.
  • Metadata Cleaner from 1.0.2 to 2.4.0

    • Redesign the whole user interface.
    • Support dark mode.
    • Add support for AIFF and HEIC files.
  • OnionShare from 2.2-3 to 2.6-5

    • Redesign the whole user interface.
    • Allow creating chat rooms.
    • Allow hosting static websites.
  • Text Editor from gedit to gnome-text-editor

    • Support dark mode.
  • Inkscape from 1.0.2 to 1.2.2

  • Audacity from 2.4.2 to 3.2.4

  • Gimp from 2.10.22 to 2.10.34

  • Kleopatra from 4:20.08 to 4:22.12

Removed features

  • Remove the item Remove metadata from the shortcut menu of the Files browser.

    The developers of MAT2, the metadata removal library used by Metadata Cleaner are not providing this option anymore.

  • Remove the item Wipe and Wipe available disk space from the shortcut menu of the Files browser.

    Secure deletion is not reliable enough on USB sticks and SSDs for us to keep advertising this feature. We are still discussing which alternatives to explain in our documentation on secure deletion. (#19121)

  • Remove GtkHash

    You can still install GtkHash as Additional Software.

Fixed problems

  • Fix several issues with special characters and non-Latin scripts in the screen keyboard. (#18076)

Changelog

For more details about what has changed in Tails 6.0~rc1, read our changelog.

Known issues

  • Tails 6.0~rc1 is not reliably reproducible (#20165, #20166).

  • OnionShare 2.6 has several issues in Tails and Debian 12 (Bookworm) in general that have security implications:

    • OnionShare stays open in the background and fails to reopen. (#20135)

    • OnionShare crashes when stopping and restarting file shares in OnionShare. (#20140)

    Despite the very interesting new features in OnionShare 2.6, we are considering keeping OnionShare 2.2 in Tails 6.0 because of these issues.

  • Mounting external devices automatically interferes badly with some other features:

    • The Back Up Persistent Storage utility (#20143)

    • Tails Cloner (#20154)

  • The pointer doesn't change into a spinner anymore in some cases when launching applications. (#19920)

Send us feedback

Keep in mind that this is a test image. We tested that it is not broken in obvious ways, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.

Please, report any new problem before February 18 to either:

Get Tails 6.0~rc1

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your Persistent Storage

Automatic upgrades are not available to 6.0~rc1.

You have to do a manual upgrade.

You will be able to automatically upgrade from 6.0~rc1 to 6.0 when it is released.

To download 6.0~rc1

Direct download

BitTorrent download

To install Tails 6.0~rc1 on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

Tails 5.22

New features

  • In Tor Browser, you can now save files to more folders: Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos. You can also upload files from these folders.

  • When your Persistent Storage is broken, Tails now tries to repair its file system when you unlock it in the Welcome Screen.

Changes and updates

  • Report the write speed after cloning a Persistent Storage from Tails Cloner.

  • Do not try to unlock or delete a Persistent Storage on a read-only USB stick.

  • Update Tor Browser to 13.0.9.

  • Update Thunderbird to 115.7.

Fixed problems

  • Stop leaking the first-level domain of visited websites in WhisperBack reports. The problem was first introduced in Tails 5.15.1 (July 2023). (!1344)

  • Make installing Tails with Tails Cloner more robust by fixing occasional errors AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'props'. Thanks to Ben Westgate! (!1312)

  • Fix saving the Additional Software configuration when creating a Persistent Storage. (!1350)

  • Fix help link when resizing the system partition fails the first time Tails is started. (!1341)

For more details, read our changelog.

Get Tails 5.22

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your Persistent Storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.22.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.22 directly:

Tails report for December 2023

Happy 2024, Tails-y folks! We wish you a year full of nourishing energies, forceful resistance, and great health ✊🏽

Highlights

  • 2023 was an eventful year at Tails. We kicked off the 1st year of our 3-year strategic plan with 16 releases of Tails, significant improvements to core Tails features like the new Persistent Storage, and researched cool, new features we want to bring to you. In parallel, we started moving into a new home and made investments to become a more sustainable project and a healthier workplace. Read more about 2023 at Tails here. If you'd rather listen, check out our presentation at State of the Onion 2023!

  • We are raising funds for our work in 2024 but our annual fundraising campaign has fallen short of our goal. So, we've extended our fundraiser till January 20, 2024. If you find our work useful and can contribute, we'd appreciate your help. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a big difference. Donate now!

  • Talking about contributions that make a difference, we remain ever so grateful to our sponsors! Last month, wordsolver.co renewed their sponsorship of Tails. This is the 3rd year of their support for Tails' mission! Thank you 💜

Releases

We released Tails 5.21. In 5.21:

  • Tor client and Tor Browser are up-to-date

  • we improved Tails's handling of date and time: you'll find localised dates in the top navigation, and separately, we replaced the unpunctual web servers in our htpdate pool

  • the backup feature of Tails Cloner is friendlier to use. Thanks @BenWestgate!

And lots more.

Metrics

Tails was started more than 815,559 times this month. That's a daily average of over 26,300 boots.

Posted
Tails 5.21

Changes and updates

  • Help troubleshoot when resizing the system partition fails the first time Tails is started.

    Error message: Resizing System Partition Failed - It will be impossible to create a Persistent Storage or apply automatic upgrades.

  • Translate the date displayed in the top navigation bar.

    Clock showing date in Spanish

  • Update Tor Browser to 13.0.7.

  • Update the Tor client to 0.4.8.10.

Fixed problems

  • Fix Tor Browser crashing when clicking on the UBlock icon. (#20061)

  • Make time synchronization more reliable. (#19923)

  • @BenWestgate fixed several issues in the backup feature of Tails Cloner:

    • Remove message about doing a backup when no USB stick is plugged in. (#20063)

    • Update available options when plugging in another USB stick. (#20042)

    • Point to backup instructions when choosing to clone the Persistent Storage. (!1305)

For more details, read our changelog.

Get Tails 5.21

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your Persistent Storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.21.

    You can reduce the size of the download of future automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.21 directly:

2023 a Tails: una nuova casa, piccoli passi e passi da gigante

Malicious actors upped the ante in 2023.

I cosiddetti sistemi di intelligenza artificiale sono diventati molto popolari, alimentando la [disinformazione] politica (https://www.wired.com/story/slovakias-election-deepfakes-show-ai-is-a-danger-to-democracy/). programmi. Le chiusure e i rallentamenti di Internet sono diventati saldamente radicati negli strumenti autoritari per censurare i discorsi progressisti. E le continue rivelazioni di attacchi zero-click hanno evidenziato la pericolosa onnipotenza del complesso militare-digitale.

But, we also made plans to call their ante.

Abbiamo costruito una strategia triennale all'avanguardia per fare di Tails un avversario formidabile per queste potenti forze repressive. Abbiamo pianificato di comprendere meglio l'uso di Tails da parte di giornalisti e attivisti e di comprendere e migliorare l'uso di Tails nella [maggioranza del mondo ] (https://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/articles/shahidul-alam-on-the-majority-world/). Tutto questo introducendo nuove funzionalità e migliorando quelle esistenti per rendere Tails ancora più rilevante.

Here's the progress we made in the first year of the plan.

Product development

The Persistent Storage got even better at storing encrypted data.

Tails 5.8 è stato uno dei rilasci di Tails più importanti degli ultimi anni. In Tails 5.8 abbiamo presentato un nuovo Archivio Persistente. Il nuovo Archivio Persistente non richiede il riavvio dopo che lo hai creato o ogni volta che attivi una nuova funzionalità. Inoltre, ha reso più facile la persistenza di un maggior numero di impostazioni. Ciliegina sulla torta: un elegante restyling per l'Archivio Persistente!

But the new Persistent Storage wasn't all fun and games for Tails users. It was buggy and we worked extra hard to fix the issues our users faced.

Non ci siamo fermati qui. Abbiamo anche continuato ad aggiungere funzionalità all' Archivio Persistente. Ora è più facile sia fare il ?backup dell'intero Archivio Persistente che ?cancellare i dati di una singola funzionalità.

New button to delete the data of a Persistent Storage feature
Option to clone the current Persistent Storage in Tails Installer

Abbiamo anche introdotto migliori pratiche per la password in modo da proteggere l'Archivio Persistente. Le passphrase diceware generate casualmente e una struttura di crittografia aggiornata rendono il Archivio Persistente esponenzialmente più sicuro.

Improvements to the Tor Connection make it easier to circumvent censorship.

The Tor Connection Assistant is slicker. We improved the error messaging when connecting automatically to the Tor network and the handling of captive portals.

La connessione a Tor è solo una parte della storia. A volte, gli utenti di Tails possono trovarsi su circuiti Tor lenti. E peggio ancora, non riescono a risolvere i problemi. Per questo motivo, abbiamo reso più facile chiudere i fastidiosi circuiti Tor su cui a volte ci troviamo.

Option to close a circuit in Onion Circuits

Tails rimane uno dei sistemi operativi più sicuri al mondo.

Quest'anno abbiamo rilasciato 15 versioni di Tails, assicurando agli utenti l'ultima versione di Tor Browser e Thunderbird. Sì, QUINDICI!

We also asked Radically Open Security to do a security audit of Tails. Their findings affirmed our cutting-edge security.

PS: Keeping Tails updated is your best defense against online surveillance and censorship!

And we started moving to our new home!

🎉 ✨ tails.net ✨ 🎉

Abbiamo completato una serie di progetti di miglioramento della home. Per rendere la nostra nuova home ancora più accogliente per chi parla lingue diverse, abbiamo revisionato il commutatore di lingue. Abbiamo appena aggiunto anche le traduzioni in catalano. Gràcies per ser aquí!

High footfall areas of the website got a new carpet too. Check out our new Contribute, Support, and Contact us pages.

A huge shout-out to the volunteers who made these possible: @jawlensky for the website redesign and to our Catalan translations team!

Community and organizational health

  • Sprints. Our core team organized 2 sprints this year. Around Easter, we bunkered up in Paris. The agenda was budgeting the year ahead and building a roadmap to financial health. Also on the agenda: French cheese, spicy Indian snacks, and Dixit. Later in the year, we met again in a mix of online and in-person participation. We reflected on our efforts this year and hatched plans for a more sustainable future of the project.

  • Reflections. Aspiring to reach and encourage more diverse populations of Tails users, we also embarked on a path to improving the project's diversity. Our core team started meeting fortnightly to reflect on our workplace norms. We are using this text by the Centre for Community Organizations as our guide to reflection and improvement.

Financial health

Malicious actors are not going to buckle down, but neither are we. This year, Tails was instrumental in several high-risk investigations and struggles for progressive change. Like this damning indictment of the Mexican army's systematic surveillance of feminists in the country.

I, (@bokonon), joined our small team at Tails this year, to lead our fundraising activities. I have been obsessing over how a free software project like ours can continue improving Tails while keeping it free. And one thing is already clear: we will need your help. Often.

While we don't know how many Tails users donate to Tails, our guess is ~1%. Tails is designed for use by people living vulnerable, high-risk lives. Many of whom are likely to not be in a position to contribute. Your donations keep Tails free for everybody else!

We are near the end of our campaign to fund Tails in 2024, but quite a way off our goals.

We might never have the resources that powerful, malicious actors do, but we know one thing: together, we can punch much above our weight. As we go into the holidays, join us in ensuring that the Internet does not become synonymous with surveillance and censorship. Give the gift of privacy today!

Donate

Tails report for November 2023

Highlights

  • We had asked Radically Open Security to audit Tails. The results of the audit reinforced Tails credentials as a "solid" operating system for preserving anonymity. 

    We were super proactive with addressing the reported vulnerabilities, fixing them all within 3 weeks of being reported. This is a reminder that as good as Tails is, it needs to be updated regularly!

  • We undertook a bunch of home improvement projects for our new address. Highlights:

    • the language switcher on the website is more prominent, and also in the website footer,
    • warning buttons display warnings better - in a new colour, and with wrapped text,
    • our redesigned security page better showcases the history of our security advisories.
  • We have a new sponsor: igaming.com joined our mission! Our donors also received the quarterly newsletter with early insights into upcoming Tails features. You, too, could subscribe while making your next donation. Help make our ongoing fundraiser a success!

Releases

November featured 2 new versions of Tails: 5.19.1 and 5.20.

5.19.1 was an emergency release. We updated the Tor client to bring the fix to the TROVE-2023-006 vulnerability to Tails users.

And in 5.20, we:

  • brought the usual, latest updates to Tor Browser and Thunderbird, 

  • fixed a security vulnerability in uBlock Origin to protect Tails users from advanced browser fingerprinting techniques, and

  • continued making Persistent Storage more usable, and made it even easier to report issues when it doesn't work through improvements to WhisperBack.

Metrics

Tails was started more than 825,741 times this month. That's a daily average of over 27,520 boots.

Posted
Tails 5.20

Changes and updates

  • Update Tor Browser to 13.0.4.

  • Update Thunderbird to 115.5.0.

  • Stop downloading the AdGuard filter list for uBlock Origin in the language of the session.

    This prevents some advanced browser fingerprinting. (#20022)

Fixed problems

Since many of you are still reporting issues with the new Persistent Storage, we are releasing several improvements to the Persistent Storage and the WhisperBack error reporting tool:

  • Fix an error when activating the Persistent Storage. (#20011)

  • Fix the translation of the WhisperBack interface. (#20040)

  • Improve the interface of WhisperBack to make it easier to report the information we need to troubleshoot issues. (#19351)

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 5.20

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your Persistent Storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.20.

    You can reduce the size of the download of future automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.20 directly:

Tails 5.19.1

This release is an emergency release to fix an important security vulnerability in Tor.

Changes and updates

  • Update the Tor client to 0.4.8.9, which fixes the TROVE-2023-006 vulnerability.

    The details of TROVE-2023-006 haven't been disclosed by the Tor Project to leave time for users to upgrade before revealing more. We only know that the Tor Project describes TROVE-2023-006 as a "remote triggerable assert on onion services".

    Our team thinks that this vulnerability could affect Tails users who are creating onion services from their Tails, for example when sharing files or publishing a website using OnionShare.

    This vulnerability might allow an attacker who already knows your OnionShare address to make your Tor client crash. A powerful attacker might be able to further exploit this crash to reveal your IP address.

    This analysis is only a hypothesis because our team doesn't have access to more details about this vulnerability. Still, we are releasing this emergency release as a precaution.

    OnionShare is the only application included in Tails that creates onion services. You are not affected by this vulnerability if you don't use OnionShare in Tails and only use Tails to connect to onion services and don't create onion services using Additional Software.

    More details about TROVE-2023-006 will be available on the Tor issue #40883 sometime after the release.

Fixed problems

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 5.19.1

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your Persistent Storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.19.1.

    You can reduce the size of the download of future automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.19.1 directly: