Support for TrueCrypt and veracrypt in Tails 3.9 will arrive on September 5

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The developers of the Linux operating system Tails are working on what will be the new version of the system that will be version 3.9 of Tails in which during the last days some of the new features and changes that the system will have have been announced.

Currently you can know a little of the work that is being carried out in Tails, with its Release Candidate Tails RC 1, where the stable version is expected to be released on September 5 of the current year.

For those readers who a don't know tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) I can tell you that it is a Linux distribution designed to preserve the privacy and anonymity of the user.

This is a Linux distribution that is based on Debian GNU / Linux, with all outgoing connections forced out through Tor.

The system is designed to be booted as a Live CD or USB without leaving any traces on local storage (usually hard drive) unless explicitly stated.

TrueCrypt and veracrypt will arrive with the new version of Tails

The operating system Tails will receive a new version early next month, which will bring a handful of new features, bug fixes and security, and especially updates to the tools that make up the system.

The new version of Tails will be version 3.9, which is currently in development with a Release Candidate that can be used for public testing.

Among the new changes expected in this release of Tails 3.9, the distribution developer is planning to implement support for opening veracrypt encrypted drives on the GNOME desktop, which is used by default in Tails.

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Tails 3.9 promises to be the first version to be released with support for veracrypt, but it also appears to be support for opening TrueCrypt volumes encrypted directly from the GNOME desktop.

In addition, this release will include the desktop "additional software package" feature.

This version also undertakes to renew the "Configure Persistent Volume" dialog interface and bring the latest software updates, including the system browser, which by default is TOR Browser, to version 8.0 (based on Mozilla Firefox 60 ESR), the client / server to anonymously access the Tor 0.3.4.6 network, as well as the Mozilla Thunderbird 60 email and news client.

Basically from the changes and updates that have been released have the following:

  • Integrate additional software Packages include on the desktop and the redesign of the interface "Persistent Volume Configuration".
  • Support unlocking TrueCrypt and veracrypt encoded volumes on the desktop.
  • Tor Browser update to 8.0a9, based on Firefox 60 ESR.
  • Thunderbird update to 60.0b10.
  • Improve hardware support: update some graphics drivers, firmware and update Linux to 4.17.
  • Update tor to 0.3.4.6-rc.
  • For security reasons, the Liferea feed and RSS reader will be removed from the system at the end of 2018. Therefore, it is recommended to start migrating all your feeds to Thunderbird.

The final version of the Tails 3.9 operating system will be at the beginning of the following month, which to be exact will be September 5, 2018, the same day that the GNOME Project releases the new version of its GNOME 3.30 desktop environment.

Although Tails makes use of Gnome has announced that the next release of the system will come with the GNOME 3.28 desktop environment.

Download and test Tails 3.9

As commented, currently it is possible to test the Release Candidate version of the system, with which they will be able to support the detection and reporting of errors present within this test version.

However, they must bear in mind that it is a preliminary version that should not be deployed in production environments or systems that plan for daily use, it is advisable to do the tests in a virtual machine.

The download link It is as follows.


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