The Tails GNU/Linux project has announced the release of Tails 4.22 - a stable update of the amnesic incognito live system. The Tails 4.22 brings more security and privacy enhancements and improves anonymity while on the internet.

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One of the most relevant highlights of Tails 4.22 is the fix for most of the issues in the Tor Connection assistant. These improvements make it much easier to use the Tor connection assistant.

What’s new in the Tails 4.22 release?

The salient features in the Tails 4.22 release are as follows.

Package updates

  • Tor Browser to 10.5.6.
  • Thunderbird to 78.13.
  • AMD graphics firmware 20210818 to improve the support for some AMD graphics cards.

User experience improvements in the Tor Connection Assistant.

  • Allow only one bridge to input at a time. Previously, there was a provision to enter multiple bridges, however, only the first one was used.
  • Provision to save the custom bridge input.
  • Allow setting the time manually if the Tor connection is failing.
  • Reduce the timeout that determines whether we can connect to Tor at all from 30 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Allow trying again to connect to Tor from the error screen.

Fixing time manually if Tor connection fails

Other highlights

  • Prevent restarting Tor when exiting the Unsafe Browser.
  • Mention the Persistent Storage in the Unsafe Browser warning only when there is already a Persistent Storage.

For further reading and downloading on Tor 4.22 release, check out the official release announcement in the project’s blog.

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