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A new version of Tails has been released. Tails is a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship.

Tails 5.5 is out

Changes and updates

This section will be updated soon. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Known issues

Recently, a  serious kernel vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel. This is currently exploitable in Tails.

See the list of  long-standing issues.

Get Tails 5.5

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.5.

    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.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.5 directly:

What's coming up?

Tails 5.6 is  scheduled for October 25.

Have a look at our  roadmap to see where we are heading to.


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