The development team behind the popular and open-source Tails amnesic incognito live system announced today, April 19, 2017, the release and immediate availability for download of the Tails 2.12 maintenance update.
Tails 2.12 is the second security update to the Tails 2.x series, and possibly the last one to be published as the development of the major Tails 3.0 release nears its end. Besides addressing various long-standing issues and patching recently discovered security holes, Tails 2.12 ships with the more recent Linux 4.9.13 kernel.
Linux kernel 4.9.13 promises to improve the support for newer hardware, including Wi-Fi and GPU, and Tails 2.12 is using Tor Browser 6.5.2 anonymous web browser by default, which is based on Mozilla Firefox 45.9.0. However, with this release, Tails completely drops support for I2P as alternative anonymity network.
“We removed I2P, an alternative anonymity network, because we, unfortunately, have failed to find a developer to maint… (read more)