A new version of Tails, a portable operating system that offers security from snooping and censorship, has been released.
Tails - Tails 5.14
Automatic migration to LUKS2 and Argon2id
The cryptographic parameters of LUKS from Tails 5.12 or earlier are weak against a state-sponsored attacker with physical access to your device.
To use stronger encryption parameters, Tails 5.14 automatically converts your Persistent Storage to use LUKS2 encryption with Argon2id.
Still, we recommend you change the passphrase of your Persistent Storage and other LUKS encrypted volumes unless you use a long passphrase of 5 random words or more.
Full backups from Tails Installer
You can now do a backup of your Persistent Storage from Tails Installer by cloning your Persistent Storage to your backup Tails entirely.
You can still use the backup utility to go faster while updating your backup.
Captive portal detection
Tails now detects if you have to sign in to the network using a captive portal if you choose to connect to Tor automatically.
The error screen appears more quickly and recommends you try to sign in to the network as the first option.
Incentive to donate from Electrum
Many people use Tails to secure their Bitcoin wallet and donations in Bitcoin are key to the survival of our project, so we integrated a way to donate from Electrum in Tails.
Changes and updates
- Update Tor Browser to 12.0.7.
Usability improvements to the Persistent Storage
Change the button to create a Persistent Storage from the Welcome Screen to be a switch. ( #19673)
Hide the duplicated Persistent bookmark in the Files browser. ( #19646)
For more details, read our changelog.
- Avoid restarting the desktop environment when creating a Persistent Storage. ( #19667)
None specific to this release.
See the list of long-standing issues.
Get Tails 5.14
To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage
Tails - Tails 5.14
Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.14.
You can reduce the size of the download of future automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.
If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.