Tails is one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world. Its development will focus on one aspect: maintain maximum safety, even avoiding that Governments may access data from users or track the navigation. However, like all operating systems, it also has a number of errors, which are determined by the different versions that will be launched.
The latest version has been made available to the public a few days ago. Tails 1.7 arrives, especially with the solution to multiple errors and security flaws that could endanger the user. Some of the updated packages are Tor Browser, wget, libfreetype6, gdk-pixbuf, openjdk-7 and unzip. There are more applications that have required modifications in order to secure them.
According to the development team, Tails 1.7 includes a new offline mode to increase customer safety, the latest version of Icedove, the free edition of Thunderbird, Tor Browser 5.0.4 and the proper client of Tor updated to the version 0.2.7.4. We can not forget to mention the improvements in performance and typical stability, which allow the operating system to work better.
Taking into account that it’s a remake pretty focused on the resolution of security problems, we recommend to upgrade as soon as possible. Remember that this operation can be performed from the package manager of the distribution itself, a process that will not take more than a few minutes.
Tails team continues to work in order to ensure that the distribution is one of the best in terms of security and privacy.