Tails 2.6 Anonymous Linux Live CD Is Out, Brings Tor and Tor Browser 6.0.5

The biggest new features in Tails 2.6 are the enablement of the kASLR (kernel address space layout randomization) in the Linux kernel packages that ship with the popular amnesic incognito live system, protecting users from buffer overflow attacks. Another interesting feature implemented in Tails 2.6 is the inclusion of the rngd package, which is used in the system for random number generation in kernel. Other updated components included in Tails 2.6 are Tor, Tor Browser 6.0.5, Icedove 45.2.0, Tor Birdy 0.2.0, and Electrum 2.6.4. Moreover, the anonymous Live CD used by ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden to stay hidden online comes with improvements for Intel SST sounds cards and Texas Instruments Wi-Fi adapters.

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