Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 0.12, is out.

All users must upgrade as soon as possible.


Notable user-visible changes include:

  • The Unsafe Web Browser, which has direct access to the Internet and can be used to login to captive portals usually found at libraries, Internet cafes and when using other publicly available Internet connections.

  • Windows camouflage can now be enabled via a check box in Tails Greeter. Tails' user interface is unfamiliar to most, which may attract unwanted attention when used in public places. This option makes Tails look more like Microsoft Windows XP in order to raise less suspicion.

  • Tor

    • Upgrade to
  • iceweasel

    • Upgrade iceweasel to 10.0.5esr-1 (Extended Support Release).
    • Add a bookmark for the offline Tails documentation.
  • Internationalization:

    • The Tails website and documentation now has a (partial) Portuguese translation.
  • Hardware support

    • Upgrade Linux to 3.2.20-1 (linux-image-3.2.0-2-amd64).
  • Software

    • Do not install cryptkeeper anymore. See #5864 for reason. Users of cryptkeeper are encouraged to migrate built-in persistence with the following one-time migration procedure:
      1. set an administration password when booting Tails
      2. temporarily install cryptkeeper via sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install --yes cryptkeeper
      3. open your cryptkeeper (EncFS] volume and move its contents to the Persistence folder provided by Tails' built-in persistence
    • Install mousetweaks. This is needed to use the mouse accessibility settings in System -> Preferences -> Mouse -> Accessibility.
    • Upgrade I2P to version 0.9.
    • Don't install GParted. GNOME Disk Utility has been on par with GParted since Squeeze was released.
    • Upgrade MAT, the metadata anonymisation toolkit, 0.3.2-1~bpo60+1.
  • Miscellaneous

    • Set Tails specific syslinux and plymouth themes.

Plus the usual bunch of minor bug reports and improvements.

See the online Changelog for technical details.

I want to try it / to upgrade!

See the Getting started page.

A glimpse towards the future

Would you want to help? As explained in our "how to contribute" documentation, here are many ways you can contribute to Tails: no need to be a hardcore developer.