Tor Browser 6.0.6 is released
This release features important security updates to Firefox.
This release is updating Firefox to 45.5.0esr. Moreover, other components got an update as well: Tor to 0.2.8.9, HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.7, and OpenSSL to 1.0.1u.
We fixed a lot of usability bugs, some caused by Apple's macOS Sierra (meek did not work anymore and windows could not be dragged either). We moved directly to DuckDuckGo as our search engine avoiding a roundtrip to Disconnect.me first. Finally, we added a donation banner shown in some localized bundled starting on Nov 23 in order to point to our end-of-the-year 2016 donation campaign.
Here is the full changelog since 6.0.5:
- All Platforms
- Update Firefox to 45.5.0esr
- Update Tor to 0.2.8.9
- Update OpenSSL to 1.0.1u
- Update Torbutton to 184.108.40.206
- Bug 20414: Add donation banner on about:tor for 2016 campaign
- Translation updates
- Update Tor Launcher to 0.2.9.4
- Update HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.7
- Update meek to 0.25
- Bug 19838: Add dgoulet's bridge and add another one commented out
- Bug 20296: Rotate ports again for default obfs4 bridges
- Bug 19735: Switch default search engine to DuckDuckGo
- Bug 20118: Don't unpack HTTPS Everywhere anymore
- Bug 20342: Add tor-gencert.exe to expert bundle
- OS X
- Build system
- All platforms
- Bug 20023: Upgrade Go to 1.7.3
- All platforms
Since ver 6.x, I've been getting huge memory use buildup, requiring shutdown and restart TBB.
Running in Vista x64
Nobody should use Windows or Mac for anything. It is irresponsible to, because the NSA requires them to be easy to hack, and even if you don't care about your own information being stolen, you should care about China and Russia using the same backdoors, making your computer part of a botnet, and using it to DDoS democracy-promoting websites such as WikiLeaks and Reporters Without Boundaries.
The very minimal to be reasonably secure is a microkernel. They aren't all slow like Tanenbaum's "Minix".
QubesOS and GenodeOS are much better. Even SubgraphOS and Trisquel are far superior to Windows and Mac.
QubesOS is good enough for people like me who don't have a PHD in information security and just want to avoid being part of the problem.
Also, please support Coreboot and Libreboot by making your next laptop purchase a Librem or at least something with open firmware like Chromebook.
wherw i find SubgraphOS