New Release: Tor Browser 10.5a17

Tor Browser 10.5a17 is now available from the Tor Browser download page and also from our distribution directory.

Note: This is an alpha release, an experimental version for users who want to help us test new features. For everyone else, we recommend downloading the latest stable release instead.

This version updates Tor to 0.4.6.5. This version is the last planned version before Tor Browser 10.5 is considered stable. Please report any bugs as soon as possible. In particular, any bugs in the new initial connect screen

Warning:
Tor Browser Alpha does not support version 2 onion services. Tor Browser (Stable) will stop supporting version 2 onion services later this year. Please see the deprecation F.A.Q. entry regarding Tor version 0.4.6. Migrate your services and update your bookmarks to version 3 onion services as soon as possible.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 10.5a16:

  • All Platforms
    • Update NoScript to 11.2.9
    • Update Tor to 0.4.6.5
    • Update Tor Launcher to 0.2.29
  • Windows + OS X + Linux
    • Bug 34345: "Don't Bootstrap" Startup Mode
    • Bug 40302: Update version of snowflake
    • Bug 40455: Block or recover background requests after bootstrap
    • Bug 40456: Update the SecureDrop HTTPS-Everywhere update channel
    • Bug 40475: Include clearing CORS preflight cache
    • Bug 40478: Onion alias url rewrite is broken
  • Build System
    • All Platforms
      • Update Go to 1.15.13
    • Android
      • Bug 40313: Use apt-get to install openjdk-8 .deb files with their dependencies
Anonymous

June 28, 2021

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  1. 02:31:02.435 NetworkError when attempting to fetch resource. IgnoreLists.jsm:90:10<br />
  2. _getIgnoreListSettings resource://gre/modules/IgnoreLists.jsm:90<br />
  3. InterpretGeneratorResume self-hosted:1151<br />
  4. AsyncFunctionThrow self-hosted:697<br />

Anonymous

June 28, 2021

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  1. 02:31:27.427 SecureDropTorOnion2021: Could not import key. Aborting. util.js:24:15<br />

Anonymous

June 28, 2021

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  1. 02:31:35.544 SecureDropTorOnion: SecureDropTorOnion: Downloaded ruleset signature could not be verified. Aborting. util.js:24:15<br />

Anonymous

June 29, 2021

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New startup warning:
08:58:05.349 XrayWrapper denied access to property "wrappedJSObject" (reason: value shadows a property on the standard prototype). See <a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Xray_vision" rel="nofollow">https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Xray_vision</a> for more information. Note that only the first denied property access from a given global object will be reported. RemotePageChild.jsm:161:13

Anonymous

June 29, 2021

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New bug: export TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH=1 now has the side effect that Tor Browser starts in "Work Offline" mode.

Anonymous

June 29, 2021

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Rulesets version for SecureDropTorOnion2021: 2021.5.27
vs
Rulesets version for SecureDropTorOnion: 2021.6.25
in stable...

Anonymous

June 29, 2021

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Open a new tab, paste&go some url, then press connect, and your url will disappear...

Anonymous

June 30, 2021

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When exiting from Tor Browser 10.0.18 or 10.5a17 during bootstrap, after opening it navigation bar becomes unaccessible, what requires browser restart for normal work.

Which device? Which OS version? Is the device running Orbot as well? Have you found other people reporting the same problem who may be able to provide other information? As far as I know, Tor Browser for Android by default does not run at startup. Could you be mistaking it for Orbot?

How to Report a Bug or Give Feedback
https://support.torproject.org/misc/bug-or-feedback/
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

Tor Browser is split into a ".0" series (9.0, 10.0, 11.0, etc.), and a ".5" series (8.5, 9.5, 10.5, etc.). The ".0" series is when Tor Browser is rebased onto the next Firefox ESR version. The ".5" series is when we make bugfixes and enhancements. 11.0 will be when we rebase Tor Browser onto 91esr.

Anonymous

July 02, 2021

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Two issues:

#1
Installation from scratch.
Initial startup.
-> open "Tor Network Settings"
-> activate "I use a proxy to connect to the Internet"
-> set "Proxy Type: HTTP / HTTPS"
-> fill in "Address" and "Port"
-> "Connect"
Results:
- slow connect speed
- WARN messages in "View Logs..." e.g.:
[WARN] The https proxy refused to allow connection to (status code 403, "Forbidden"). Closing.
[WARN] Proxy Client: unable to connect OR connection (handshaking (proxy)) with :9001 ID= RSA_ID=
Cause:
The new connector does not test on firewall and its port settings and if found it does not automatically activate the setting
"This computer goes through a firewall that only allows connections to certain ports".
Both is done by the old connector during initial connect.
Workaround:
Manually activate setting "This computer goes through a firewall that only allows connections to certain ports".
Results:
- fast connect speed
- no WARN messages in "View Logs..."

#2
Homepage "About Tor":
-> open "New to Tor Browser? Let's get started."
-> open "Circuit Display" -> "See My Path":
Unable to connect to https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/
-> open "Onion Services" -> "Visit an Onion":
Unable to connect to https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/

Anonymous

July 04, 2021

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I must say that Tor works blazing fast these days. I have to keep checking that I am really connecting via Tor :) I it much faster than a direct connection. What happened to the days of waiting 30 minutes for a page to load via Tor. I really miss those days :( - not! :D I makes me so glad that I 'stuck with the program' and persevered with Tor when it was slower than a snail walking on molasses :D