Good news, you can now upgrade to Tails 5.1.1! According to the team, there is an important security update for a vulnerability in Tor that affects performance and user anonymity.

The developers have also implemented various software updates. Here is a short list of what to expect – 

  • tor
  • Thunderbird 91.10.
  • Linux kernel 5.10.120 – important fixes for security vulnerabilities.

Updating to Tails 5.1.1

An automatic update from Tails 5.x is possible without any problems. I just updated my Tails USB stick * and had no issues. 

Upgrade to Tails 5.1.1 is availableUpgrade is now available

If an automatic upgrade doesn’t work for some reason, you can try a manual upgrade .

See the changelog for more details on Tails 5.1.1! 

When to expect the update

According to the release plan, Tails 5.2 should appear on July 5, 2022. In the announcement for Tails 5.1.1 , the development team points out this the time will probably be pushed back.

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