[tails-news] Tails 1.4 is out

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Tue May 12 12:34:56 CEST 2015


Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.4, is out.

This release fixes [numerous security issues](https://tails.boum.org/news/../security/Numerous_security_holes_in_1.3.2/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

## New features

  * _Tor Browser_ 4.5 now has a **[security slider](https://tails.boum.org/news/../doc/anonymous_internet/Tor_Browser/index.en.html#security_slider)** that you can use to disable browser features, such as JavaScript, as a trade-off between security and usability. The security slider is set to _low_ by default to provide the same level of security as previous versions and the most usable experience.

We disabled in Tails the new circuit view of _Tor Browser_ 4.5 for security reasons. You can still use the network map of _Vidalia_ to inspect your circuits.

  * _Tails OpenPGP Applet_ now has a **shortcut to the _gedit_ text editor**, thanks to Ivan Bliminse.

  * **_[Paperkey](https://tails.boum.org/news/../doc/advanced_topics/paperkey/index.en.html)_** lets you print a backup of your OpenPGP secret keys on paper.

## Upgrades and changes

  * _Tor Browser_ 4.5 protects better against **third-party tracking**. Often when visiting a website, many connections are created to transfer both the content of the main website (its page, images, and so on) and third-party content from other websites (advertisements, _Like_ buttons, and so on). In _Tor Browser_ 4.5, all such content, from the main website as well as the third-party websites, goes through the same Tor circuits. And these circuits are not reused when visiting a different website. This prevents third-party websites from correlating your visits to different websites.

  * _Tor Browser_ 4.5 now keeps using the **same Tor circuit** while you are visiting a website. This prevents the website from suddenly changing language, behavior, or logging you out.

  * **_[Disconnect](https://search.disconnect.me/)_** is the new **default search engine**. _Disconnect_ provides Google search results to Tor users without captchas or bans.

  * Better support for **Vietnamese** in _LibreOffice_ through the installation of `fonts-linuxlibertine`.

  * Disable security warnings when connecting to POP3 and IMAP ports that are mostly used for StartTLS nowadays.

  * Support for **more printers** through the installation of `printer-driver-gutenprint`.

  * Upgrade **Tor** to 0.2.6.7.

  * Upgrade **_I2P_** to [0.9.19](https://geti2p.net/en/blog/post/2015/04/12/0.9.19-Release) that has several fixes and improvements for floodfill performance.

  * Remove the obsolete **#i2p-help IRC channel** from _Pidgin_.

  * Remove the command line email client **`mutt`** and **`msmtp`**.

There are numerous other changes that might not be apparent in the daily operation of a typical user. Technical details of all the changes are listed in the [Changelog](https://git-tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog).

## Fixed problems

  * Make the browser theme of the Windows 8 camouflage compatible with the _Unsafe Browser_ and the _I2P Browser_.

  * Remove the **Tor Network Settings...** from the _Torbutton_ menu.

  * Better support for Chromebook C720-2800 through the upgrade of `syslinux`.

  * Fix the localization of _Tails Upgrader_.

  * Fix the OpenPGP key servers configured in _Seahorse_.

  * Prevent _Tor Browser_ from crashing when _Orca_ is enabled.

# Known issues

  * Claws Mail stores plaintext copies of all emails on the remote IMAP server, including those that are meant to be encrypted. If you send OpenPGP encrypted emails using _Claws Mail_ and IMAP, make sure to apply one of the workarounds documented in our [security announcement](https://tails.boum.org/news/../security/claws_mail_leaks_plaintext_to_imap/index.en.html).

  * See the current list of [known issues](https://tails.boum.org/news/../support/known_issues/index.en.html).

# Download or upgrade

Go to the [download](https://tails.boum.org/news/../download/index.en.html) page.

# What's coming up?

The next Tails release is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/news/../contribute/calendar/) for June 30.

Have a look to 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_1.4/index.en.html


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