New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.2

Tor Browser 8.0.2 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to Firefox. We picked up the necessary patches, but because we needed to start building before Mozilla was ready with a first candidate build, we did not bump the Firefox version to 60.2.2esr. Thus, users are fine with Tor Browser 8.0.2 even though the Firefox version is 60.2.1esr.

Known Issues

We already collected a number of unresolved bugs since Tor Browser 7.5.6 and tagged them with our tbb-8.0-issues keyword to keep them on our radar. The most important current issues are:

The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.0.1 is:

  • All platforms
    • Update Firefox to 60.2.1esr
    • Backport fix for Mozilla bug 1493900 and 1493903
  • OS X
    • Backport fix for Mozilla bug 1489785 for macOS 10.14 compatibility
Anonymous

October 02, 2018

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Don't know what happened but I upgraded from 7.5.x to 8.0.2 and since, I got a ton of Cloudflare pages telling me to solve lots of Google Captcha because I need to "run an anti-virus scan on [my] device to make sure it is not infected with malware". But whatever I try, the problem is still there : anti-virus, anti-malware, reinstalling TBB, and so on. I even tried to reset my W10 and to install a full TBB 8.02 archive : the problem is still there. I cannot beleive the problem is on my side, but since you don't report such a problem, I'm wondering what's going on ? :/

This is the only thing that works without making me extremely homicidal towards Google and Cloudflare, but it is not a sustainable solution, as the list of accepted TOR exit nodes must get smaller all the time (due to abuse, or just being flagged as TOR exit nodes - ask Cloudflare how it works).

This is precisely why I learned the shortcut.
Another way is to use archive.org or another service to access the site, which is no problem if you know the page is years/months/weeks old anyway. Or find another way.
Some sites don't work at all no matter how much you try a "New tor circuit", those are sites that throw an Error 403 or a raw text page to that effect. Even sites where you may need to download Windows drivers. Be careful there I only trust drivers from the original manufacturer website.

I agree insofar that the Tor project could have/should have done this themselves. They have tested this beforehand and must have noticed this issue.

It doesn't matter how "secure" your browser is if it doesn't work half of the time. I'll stick to using Tor 7.5.6 until the 8.x Tor browser works reliably. And in that I include a summary that doesn't start with "Known Issues: WebGL is broken right now." I get it: WebGL is not very good. And FireFox itself has been getting worse and worse with every update. Maybe the Tor project should dial the Firefox version back a bit and just apply the updates concerning privacy/security.

This is nothing to do with viruses, malware or the update, or your system. Cloudflare simply has a list of tor exit nodes and applies the captcha globally to them. That can be adjusted individually by each website which uses cloudflare. Lots of websites block tor exit nodes by default.
You can use bing or startpage cache / proxy to read some websites, without solving a captcha. Google itself has a captcha on tor.
If you don't believe me then install tor browser 7.5.x on a different computer, then look at the same websites on both.

I get the same. Also the captcha seems to be poor quality? It takes a lot of clicks to get verified. All I can assume is the circuit you are given is on their blacklist of sites - but its very common.

Anonymous

October 02, 2018

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New version screws up my fave sites (Win 7) asking for captcha and can not solve the captcha. I system restored old Tor version and now all is OK. But Tor updates automatically, so next time I restart I'll be hooped again! Please fix so no captcha required for sites, such as YIFY movies

This worked for me in Windows. Re-install the old version. In the Tor Browser folder, navigate to \Browser\TorBrowser\UpdateInfo. Delete the folder UpdateInfo. Or, alternatively, open UpdateInfo and delete the file "active-update.xml". Then navigate on to "*\updates\0" and delete the files "update.mar", "update.status", and "update.version". Use the hamburger stack to open Options, then set the update preference to "Never check for updates (not recommended)". If you don't mind being nagged by a popup, enable "Check for updates but let you choose to install them". Close your browser and restart it. If the delete folder "UpdateInfo" option was chosen, that folder should be regenerated upon restart. But it will be empty, and your TBB version should persist as your old version.

Anonymous

October 03, 2018

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I second the comment above about Cloudflare problems.

I also have huge problems with Cloudflare captchas since the upgrade to TBB 8.0 at the beginning of September, 2018. I use TBB on both Win10 and Ubuntu, and the Cloudflare problems occur on both.

Cloudflare has been a big problem for us TBB users for a long time, but the situation had gotten a bit better throughout 2017 and 2018, even without any "privacy pass". But starting exactly with the TBB 8.0 upgrade, huge numbers of websites became unusable because of Cloudflare captcha loops (you're shown captcha after captcha, but it never acknowledges that you solve the captcha correctly, and the loop never ends).

How many sites you find which are now inaccessible depends on your browsing habits of course, so I can only give my situation. I read many sites every day, covering a big range of topics. In my case, I now find around 30-40 different sites per day where TBB is completely blocked by Cloudflare. Even for heavy internet use, it's a lot. Since most are sites I visit regularly, I'm certain that they were not blocked before the 8.0 upgrade.

Anonymous

October 03, 2018

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After upgrading to 8.0.1. my system seems overwhelmed. I am not too savvy but prior to upgrade I would have one firefox.exe open for each tab that was open. Now I may gave as many as 3 for each tab open. I am using an older laptop running windows 7 and at my age not too inclined to spend the money to stay with the newest platforms. I used TOR because it was not a resource hog but that has changed. Is there something I can do to fix this?

Go into the options and under "Performance" disable "Use hardware acceleration when available" and change "Content process limit" to 1. For me, this reduces memory usage considerably. There are reasons why the default settings are good, but for me they aren't worth the cost.

I think you are looking at the wrong place. We moved the circuit display to the URL bar (more specifically it is now behind the "i" icon which you get when loading a web page) which we announced in our Tor Browser 8.0 blog post, both with some animations and in the blog post text.

The circuit display is not there when we click the 'i' icon - Only displayed is ''secure connection'' and ''permissions'' - this is for windows 43 bit and windows 64 bit too.

Please sort it out r update us here when it has been fixed.

What operating system and security slider level is that? Do you get errors if you look at the log output in the browser console (Ctrl + Shift + J)? Does that happen with a clean, new Tor Browser installed to a different location?

Anonymous

October 03, 2018

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The 'Reload Every' option for each tab seems to have disappeared over the last couple of updates. Why has this been removed, and can it be placed back again?

Anonymous

October 03, 2018

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receive you device does not have permission to access file no matter how many times i download it

Since these updates to version 8, version 8.0.1 and 8.0.2 there has been nothing but problems,

Anonymous

October 03, 2018

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In the old version of tor (less than 8.0) i could download the source code and recompile it( change the number of nodes for example) and create a new tor.exe file and switch it with the tor.exe file that create with tor installation.
but now, in the new version of tor the 8.0 and above when im doing that i'm having error- 0xc00007b-which means that i'm working with 32 bit on 64 bit or 64 bit on 32 bit. i found work around way that i can install an old version of tor(less then 8.0 version) do the update to 8.0.2 and then i can change the tor.exe file without any error.
why this thing happens?

Anonymous

October 03, 2018

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is the bug fixed when i have tor browser in veracrypt and lock vera crypt and open, the torlauncher and torbutton wont start, is that fixed?

Anonymous

October 03, 2018

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Latest McAfee is Quarantining the firefox.exe file stating the threat is
Real Protect-LS!8AC8CAD041C5

When searching McAfee's own site this is not found ?

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