This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as possible.

Changes and updates

  • Update Tor Browser to 10.0.5.

    Tor Browser 10.0.5 fixes the critical vulnerability discovered last week in the JavaScript engine.

  • Update Thunderbird from 68.12 to 78.4.2.

    Thunderbird 78 replaces the Enigmail extension with built-in support for OpenPGP encryption.

    If you used Enigmail before Tails 4.13, follow our instructions to migrate from Enigmail to Thunderbird 78.

  • Add a button to restart Tails at the end of creating the Persistent Storage. (#16384)

  • Only include translations for languages that are available in the Welcome Screen. This reduces the size of the download by 5%. (#17139)

  • Make the root directory of the Persistent Storage only readable by the root user. (#7465)

    Users of the Dotfiles feature of the Persistent Storage can choose Places ▸ Dotfiles to open the /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles folder in the Files browser.

  • Enable TCP timestamps. This might increase stability on slower Internet connections. (#17491)

Fixed problems

  • Fix the Upgrade button of Tails Installer when running Croatian, Danish, French, Hebrew, Macedonian, Simplified Chinese, and Turkish. (#17982)

  • Allow raising the sound volume above 100%. (#17322)

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 4.13

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 4.2 or later to 4.13.

  • 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 4.13 directly:

What's coming up?

Tails 4.14 is scheduled for December 15.

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