Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.2.1, is out.

This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible.


Notable user-visible changes include:

  • Security fixes

    • Upgrade Linux to 3.16.7-1.
    • Install Tor Browser 4.0.2 (based on Firefox 31.3.0esr).
  • Bugfixes

    • Restore mouse scrolling in KVM/Spice (#7426).
    • Suppress excessive (and leaky!) Torbutton logging (#8160).
    • Don't break the Unsafe and I2P Browsers after installing incremental upgrades (#8152, #8158).
    • External links in various applications should now open properly in the Tor Browser (#8153, #8186).
    • Fix clearsigning of text including non-ASCII characters in gpgApplet (#7968).
  • Minor improvements

    • Upgrade I2P to 0.9.17-1~deb7u+1.
    • Make GnuPG configuration closer to the best practices (#7512).
    • Remove TrueCrypt support and document how to open TrueCrypt volumes using cryptsetup (#5373).

See the online Changelog for technical details.

Known issues

For users of persistent GnuPG keyrings and configuration

If you have enabled the GnuPG keyrings and configuration persistence feature and have upgraded a Tails USB stick or SD card installation to Tails 1.2.1, then please follow these steps to benefit from the updated GnuPG configuration:

  1. Boot Tails with an administration password set.

  2. Run this command in a Root Terminal:

    cp /etc/skel/.gnupg/gpg.conf /home/amnesia/.gnupg/gpg.conf

I want to try it or to upgrade!

Go to the install page.

As no software is ever perfect, we maintain a list of problems that affects the last release of Tails.

What's coming up?

The next Tails release is scheduled for January 14.

Do you want to help? There are many ways you can contribute to Tails. If you want to help, come talk to us!