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 08, 2018

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Can not move torbrowser directory. When I move the torbrowser directory it stops working. Is this normal behavior?

Anonymous

October 09, 2018

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I tried the "request a bridge from torproject.org" and received a group of bridges however I was not able to connect through any of the proxies. Does it work? below is the log which the ports of all the proxies I tried where not open.

Well, it's hard to say what the issue is as there are multiple pieces involved here. First, all of the bridges you got could be down. Second, they could be up and running but a censor could have blocked them.

Does the meek pluggable transport work for you?

Anonymous

October 10, 2018

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Getting a boat load of messages

"Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand."

from Startpage and DuckDuckGo when searching using normal keywords like "running shorts" using the searchbar.

Search process seems to be breaking for some reason.

This just happens part of the time, probably more than thirty percent though.

Anonymous

October 10, 2018

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Hi, it seems that 8.0.2 is signed with a newly created subkey, but I'm having a hard time finding it in key servers. Did you forget to upload the modified public key with the new subkey attached?

Anonymous

October 12, 2018

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Since updating to Tor v. 8.0.2, the "suggest" feature of the address bar no longer works. When I type characters into the address bar, no suggestions appear. In the options, I have "bookmarks" and "open tabs" checked as the sources for the suggestions. This feature worked right up until I updated the browser. If anyone knows how to fix this problem, please let me know. If not, I will assume that it is a bug and will hope that it is fixed soon, as browsing without it is slow and tedious.

Anonymous

October 12, 2018

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I use Windows 7 64.

So that I could verify the signatures for the latest package (8 0 2) I copied the information shown on https://www.torproject.org/docs/verifying-signatures.html.en and after installing GnuPG, I followed the instructions given. Since the present TOR package is specifically mentioned within those instructions I thought everything I saw would match exactly what appears in your instructions.

However, I got widely differing results.

You say:

“You should see:
pub rsa4096/0x4E2C6E8793298290 2014-12-15 [C] [expires: 2020-08-24]
Key fingerprint = EF6E 286D DA85 EA2A 4BA7 DE68 4E2C 6E87 9329 8290
uid [ unknown] Tor Browser Developers (signing key)
sub rsa4096/0xD1483FA6C3C07136 2016-08-24 [S] [expires: 2018-08-24]
Key fingerprint = A430 0A6B C93C 0877 A445 1486 D148 3FA6 C3C0 7136
sub rsa4096/0xEB774491D9FF06E2 2018-05-26 [S] [expires: 2020-09-12]
Key fingerprint = 1107 75B5 D101 FB36 BC6C 911B EB77 4491 D9FF 06E2”

What I did see:

“pub rsa4096 2014-12-15 [C] [expires: 2020-08-24]
EF6E 286D DA85 EA2A 4BA7 DE68 4E2C 6E87 9329 8290
uid [ unknown] Tor Browser Developers (signing key)
sub rsa4096 2018-05-26 [S] [expires: 2020-09-12]”

AND

“The output should say "Good signature":

gpg: assuming signed data in 'torbrowser-install-8.0.2_en-US.exe'
gpg: Signature made Wed 15 Nov 2017 05:52:38 PM CET
gpg: using RSA key 0xD1483FA6C3C07136
gpg: Good signature from "Tor Browser Developers (signing key) " [unknown]
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: EF6E 286D DA85 EA2A 4BA7 DE68 4E2C 6E87 9329 8290
Subkey fingerprint: A430 0A6B C93C 0877 A445 1486 D148 3FA6 C3C0 7136
Currently valid subkey fingerprints are:
1107 75B5 D101 FB36 BC6C 911B EB77 4491 D9FF 06E2”

What the output DID say:

“gpg: assuming signed data in 'C:\Users\MYNAME\Desktop\torbrowser-install-win64-8.0.2_en-US.exe'
gpg: Signature made 10/03/18 00:24:04 GMT Daylight Time
gpg: using RSA key EB774491D9FF06E2
gpg: Good signature from "Tor Browser Developers (signing key) " [unknown]
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: EF6E 286D DA85 EA2A 4BA7 DE68 4E2C 6E87 9329 8290
Subkey fingerprint: 1107 75B5 D101 FB36 BC6C 911B EB77 4491 D9FF 06E2”

I realise that you are all very busy but you can judge when a divergence in information matters and when it doesn’t. Most of us users cannot, therefore we are reliant on the information you give us being accurate and up-to-date.

Please reissue the instructions for verification.

Thank you.

The problem here is that the output depends on the particular GnuPG configuration on your system (among other things). We only have space to give output for one possible configuration but not for all of them. That said, the output you got seems fine.

Anonymous

October 14, 2018

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Hi,

is it possible to download an installer for the last 7.x version of the tor browser? I know that i should always use the newest version but i would like to compare some behavior i have remarked to an older version.

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