[amnesia-news] Tails 0.8.1 is out

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Mon Oct 17 01:23:45 PDT 2011

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.

# Changes

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: OpenOffice.org (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][1] for technical details.

# I want to try it / to upgrade!

See the [Getting started][2] page.

   [1]: http://git.immerda.ch/?p=amnesia.git;a=blob_plain;f=debian/changelog;hb=refs/tags/0.8.1
   [2]: https://tails.boum.org/news/../getting_started/index.en.html

URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.8.1/

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