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Anonymizing Linux: Tails 5.4 comes with a hardened kernel

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tails developers have released version 5.4 of the linux-and-macos/">Linux live system for anonymous web surfing. Above all, the kernel is up-to-date and hardened.


The developers of the Linux distribution Tails have released version 5.4. The live system is used for anonymous surfing on the Internet and boots, for example, from a USB stick. The system relies on the Tor project to conceal traces.

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The changelog for the current version remains manageable. The developers list kernel 5.10.136 as the outstanding innovation, which is said to offer improved support for newer hardware such as graphics cards and WLAN adapters. They also sealed a security hole that was not explained in detail.

In addition, the project participants have further hardened several aspects of the kernel. Other innovations relate to the unsafe browser, whose HTTPS-only mode the developers have deactivated. This is intended to simplify logging into WLAN networks.

Of course, the programmers have also updated the central anonymizing components. While Tor is now working in version, Tor Browser comes with version 11.5.2.

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The new images for USB sticks can be found on the Tails project’s own download page. But the project makers also provide a DVD image that can also be used in virtual machines.

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