Tails is a Debian-based live Linux system designed with a single purpose in mind, to hide all your online activity from the prying eyes of the government. For that, it relies on the latest TOR and Tor Browser technologies by allowing users to connect to the Tor anonymous network.
The Tails 3.4 release is here a week earlier than expected due to the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that affect billions of devices. It’s powered by the latest Linux 4.14.12 kernel, which includes patches for Meltdown attacks, and partially mitigates the Spectre issue.
Among some of the enhancements implemented in Tails 3.4, we can mention that the operating system no longer deletes downloaded Debian packages after they’re installed to sustain the persistence feature of APT Packages, and a fix for a slow boot issue.
Additionally, it addresses an issue that prevented certain Debian packages to install properly with the Additional software feature, and updates the uBlock Origin ad-blocker extension to make its settings dashboard work again and restore its icon in Tor Browser.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht