[tails-news] Tails 1.2.1 is out

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Wed Dec 3 12:34:56 CET 2014

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

This release fixes [numerous security issues](https://tails.boum.org/news/../security/Numerous_security_holes_in_1.2/index.en.html) and all users must [upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/news/../doc/first_steps/upgrade/index.en.html) as soon as possible.

# Changes

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 ([ticket #7426](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/7426)).
    * Suppress excessive (and leaky!) Torbutton logging ([ticket #8160](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/8160)).
    * Don't break the Unsafe and I2P Browsers after installing incremental upgrades ([ticket #8152](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/8152), [ticket #8158](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/8158)).
    * External links in various applications should now open properly in the Tor Browser ([ticket #8153](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/8153), [ticket #8186](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/8186)).
    * Fix clearsigning of text including non-ASCII characters in gpgApplet ([ticket #7968](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/7968)).
  * Minor improvements

    * Upgrade I2P to 0.9.17-1~deb7u+1.
    * Make GnuPG configuration closer to the best practices ([ticket #7512](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/7512)).
    * Remove TrueCrypt support and document how to open TrueCrypt volumes using cryptsetup ([ticket #5373](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/5373)).

See the [online Changelog](https://git-tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog) for technical details.

# Known issues

  * [Longstanding](https://tails.boum.org/news/../support/known_issues/index.en.html) 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](https://tails.boum.org/news/../doc/first_steps/startup_options/administration_password/index.en.html) 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 [download](https://tails.boum.org/news/../download/index.en.html) page.

As no software is ever perfect, we maintain a list of [problems that affects the last release of Tails](https://tails.boum.org/news/../support/known_issues/index.en.html).

# What's coming up?

The next Tails release is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/news/../contribute/calendar/) for January 14.

Have a look at our [roadmap](https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/tails/roadmap) to see where we are heading to.

Do you want to help? There are many ways [**you** can contribute to Tails](https://tails.boum.org/news/../contribute/index.en.html). If you want to help, come talk to us!

URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_1.2.1/index.en.html

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