Tails 3.4 Anonymous Live System Released with Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Tails is a Debian-based live Linux system designed with a single purpose in mind, to hide all your online activity from the prying eyes of the government. For that, it relies on the latest TOR and Tor Browser technologies by allowing users to connect to the Tor anonymous network. The Tails 3.4 release is here a week earlier than expected due to the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that affect billions of devices. It’s powered by the latest Linux 4.14.12 kernel, which includes patches for Meltdown attacks, and partially mitigates the Spectre issue.

Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis