Tails v5.14: LUKS2 with Argoin2id, Backups, Captive Portal Detection, Electrum Donations

Tails is a portable operating system that protects your privacy and helps you avoid censorship. Tails uses the Tor network to protect your privacy online and help you avoid censorship. Run from a USB, Tails leaves no trace on the computer when shut down.

Tails v5.14: LUKS2 with Argoin2id, Backups, Captive Portal Detection, Electrum Donations
  • "It's a major version with a new backup feature in Tails Installer, automatic upgrade of the Persistent Storage to LUKS2, and captive portal detection."

What's new

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."

Other changes

  • Update Tor Browser to 12.0.7.
  • Change the button to create a Persistent Storage from the Welcome Screen to be a switch. (#19673)
  • Add back the description of some of the Persistent Storage features and mention Kleopatra in the GnuPG feature. (#19642 and #19675)
  • Hide the duplicated Persistent bookmark in the Files browser. (#19646)
  • Avoid restarting the desktop environment when creating a Persistent Storage. (#19667)

"For more details, read our changelog."

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