[amnesia-news] version 0.7
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Thu Apr 7 01:23:45 PDT 2011
The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 0.7, is out. It is built on top of [Debian Squeeze].
Notable changes include:
* Tor 0.2.1.30
* Protecting against memory recovery: new, safer way to wipe memory on shutdown which is now also used when the boot media is physically removed.
* Hardware support
* printers: install more printer drivers, allow the default user to manage more kinds of printers
* 3G: support mobile broadband devices such as 3G USB dongles
* wireless: install Atheros and Broadcom firmwares
* scanner and multi-function peripherals: better support
* install the HTTPS Everywhere extension
* many Anonymity Set preservation enhancements, mostly inspired by the Tor Browser Bundle configuration
* support FTP, thanks to FoxyProxy
* Other software
* user-friendly encryption support: install gnome-disk-utility (Palimpsest) and Seahorse plugins
* add opt-in i2p support with Iceweasel integration through FoxyProxy
* optionally install TrueCrypt at boot time to allow users of the (old and now unsupported) _Incognito_ live system to access the data on previously created media; this is _not_ meant to be used to create new TrueCrypt media ([more information])
* make better use of battery-powered hardware
* replace xsane with simple-scan which is part of GNOME and way easier to use
* install scribus-ng instead of scribus: more features, less bugs
* drop incoming packets by default
* [forbid queries to DNS resolvers on the LAN]
* set output policy to drop (defense-in-depth)
* fromiso= bugfixes
* configure keyboard layout accordingly to the chosen language for Italian and Portuguese
* more robust HTP time synchronization wrt. network failures; display the logs when the clock synchronization fails
* disable automatic media mounting and opening to protect against a class of attacks that was recently put under the spotlights
* GnuPG: default to stronger digest algorithms
Plus the usual bunch of minor bug reports and improvements.
See the [online Changelog] for technical details.
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