The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 0.8.1, is out.

This is a bugfix-only release mainly aimed at fixing serious security issues in bundled software.

All users must upgrade as soon as possible.


Notable user-visible changes include:

  • Iceweasel

    • Update to 3.5.16-10 (fixes DSA-2313-1).
    • FireGPG: force crypto action results to appear in a new window, otherwise JavaScript can steal decrypted plaintext. Advice: always use FireGPG's text editor when writing text you want to encrypt. If you write it in a textbox the plaintext can be stolen through JavaScript before it is encrypted in the same way.
    • Update HTTPS Everywhere extension to 1.0.3-1.
    • Stop using the small version of the Tor check page. The small version incorrectly tells Tails users to upgrade their Torbrowser, which has confused some users.
  • Linux 3.0.0-2 (fixes DSA-2310-1, CVE-2011-2905, CVE-2011-2909, CVE-2011-2723, CVE-2011-2699, CVE-2011-1162, CVE-2011-1161).

  • Other software:

    • Update usb-modeswitch and usb-modeswitch-data from Debian backports. This adds support for a few devices such as Pantech UMW190 CDMA modem.
    • Install barry-util for better BlackBerry integration.
    • Debian security upgrades: (DSA-2315-1), openjdk-6 (DSA-2311-1), policykit-1 (DSA-2319-1)
  • Protecting against memory recovery: set parameters that should make the wipe process a bit more robust and efficient.

Plus the usual bunch of minor bug reports and improvements.

See the online Changelog for technical details.

I want to try it / upgrade!

See the Getting started page.