[amnesia-news] Tails 0.10.1 is out

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Mon Jan 30 01:23:45 CET 2012

The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 0.10.1, is out.

This is a bugfix-only release mainly aimed at fixing serious bugs and security issues.

All users must upgrade as soon as possible.

# Changes

Notable user-visible changes include:

  * Iceweasel

    * Make Startpage the default web search engine. Scroogle does not look reliable enough these days.

  * Software

    * Upgrade WhisperBack to 1.5.1 (update link to bug reporting documentation).
    * Update MAT to 0.2.2-2~bpo60+1 (fixes a critical bug in the GUI).

  * Hardware support

    * Upgrade Linux kernel to 3.2.1-2

  * Time synchronization Serious rework that should fix most, if not all, of the infamous time-sync' related bugs some Tails users have experienced recently.

    * Make htpdate more resilient by using three server pools, and allowing some failure ratio.
    * Set time from Tor's unverified-consensus if needed.
    * Set time to middle of [valid-after, fresh-until] from consensus.
    * Many robustness, performance and fingerprinting-resistance improvements.
    * Display time-sync' notification much earlier.

  * Miscellaneous

    * Fix access to "dumb" git:// protocol by using a connect-socks wrapper as GIT_PROXY_COMMAND.
    * SSH client: fix access to SSH servers on the Internet by correcting Host / ProxyCommand usage.
    * Pidgin: use OFTC hidden service to workaround Tor blocking.
    * Claws Mail: disable draft autosaving. When composing PGP encrypted email, drafts are saved back to the server in plaintext. This includes both autosaved and manually saved drafts.
    * tails-security-check-wrapper: avoid eating all memory when offline.

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/0.10.1
   [2]: https://tails.boum.org/news/../getting_started/index.en.html

URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.10.1/

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