New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.3

Tor Browser 8.0.3 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to Firefox.

Tor Browser 8.0.3 includes newer NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere versions. Moreover, it ships with a donation banner for our end of the year campaign and includes another round of smaller fixes for Tor Browser 8 issues on Linux systems. We also switched to a newer API for our NoScript <-> Torbutton communication, which we need for the Security Slider.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.0.2 is:

  • All platforms
    • Update Firefox to 60.3.0esr
    • Update Torbutton to 2.0.8
      • Bug 23925+27959: Donation banner for year end 2018 campaign
      • Bug 24172: Donation banner clobbers Tor Browser version string
      • Bug 27760: Use new NoScript API for IPC and fix about:blank issue
      • Translations update
    • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2018.9.19
    • Update NoScript to 10.1.9.9
  • Linux
    • Bug 27546: Fix vertical scrollbar behavior in Tor Browser 8 with Gtk3
    • Bug 27552: Use bundled dir on CentOS/RHEL 6

Unable to post comment at the ticket (link above), so, posting here:
Gesturefy 2.0.3 (extension enabled)
TBB 8.0.3

dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled=false **no mouse gestures are seen by the extension, as if it's not even turned on
dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled=true **mouse gestures are seen by the extension, but no matter what gesture I try, only 'UP' gesture is executed

"Orange" is number one (ISP) in france
ISP = FAI in french
CBF means that he can't log in his ISP mailbox/client service.
afaik, it is not related at tor but it's related at the isp which does not allow anonymous log in (javascript required & cookies maybe) even with a vpn, it could be refused ...
first you must connect at home second allow javascript & cooky third call the client service (or by chat) if you cannot anymore. i mean it is more a server problem than a tor one.
contactez votre service client en cas 'de diffilculté de connection : c'est plus un probleme de serveur côté fai qu'un probleme avec tor (n'oubliez pas d'activez javascript et d'autorisez les cookies).
la surveillance est très forte en france : the update does not block the connection but the government maybe.

Anonymous

October 24, 2018

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My TOR auto-updated. My Anti-virus red flagged PINGSENDER.EXE as malicious. Just letting you know.

Thanks for the free software GK. We appreciate your efforts too.

Anonymous

October 24, 2018

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“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.”
― Vince Lombardi

My BIG salute to your hard work. you guys are extraordinary.

keep on moving.................

By "blocking", do you mean an almost blank page, with message something like, "bandwidth too high" ? (I don't recall words)
Often refreshing that tab fixes the problem. Other times, need to use "new circuit for this site" (in the left end of the addressbar) to fix.

Anonymous

October 24, 2018

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Why do exit servers sometimes show as coming from one country when checked at the URL info buttun, but when checked with GeoIP it shows they are from another country?

your first relay shows you the country (guard) where you live, when you check with geoip , it is another relay (third / unknown) ... so another country ... it is like that tor runs

Anonymous

October 24, 2018

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same prob as others. McAfee reports the 64bit ESR Firefox update this installs as a virus. TOR 8.0.3 installs / updates earlier version fine, it updates Firefox to Firefox to 60.3.0 esr and then requests a restart. When you do, McAfee quarantines it. Did clean installs of other earlier 64bit TOR versions, same thing happened ever time after the Firefox upgrade.

Did several new installs of 8.0.3 32bit and NPF.

Anonymous

October 25, 2018

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This is perhaps not related to TOR per se ...

I had violetmonkey installed. After the 8..0.3 updated, it is disabled. Clicking on the icon, it shows 'scripts disabled'.

I switched to violetmonkey as greasemonkey stopped functioning when TOR 8 was announced.

If you know of any way to get back userscript support, please let know.

Thanks.

Anonymous

October 25, 2018

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GK

Thanks for your response of the 15th re my concerns about the information I got when trying to verify the 8.0.2 bundle signature.

I have just tried to verify 8.0.3. and whilst I understand what you have said regarding 8.0.2 and the GnuPG configuration, there is still one aspect of the divergence that I get versus what your instructions say I should get that still confuses/worries me.

It is in relation to the RSA key. You say that what I should get is:
“using RSA key 0xD1483FA6C3C07136””
Whereas what I do get (again) is:
RSA key EB774491D9FF06E2

I rather thought (assumed) that something as important as the RSA key should not vary, so why does it?

Thanks

Anonymous

October 25, 2018

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suggestion : could you add at the standard toolbar the icon "home" & the icon "https everywhere" please ?
i feel it should be better with these 2 icons (https is in blue/red easily and home is helpful).
of course, the option "customize" helps but a toolbar including these ones per default should be nicer.

Not showing the HTTPS-Everywhere icon on first start is actually a bug (https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/23359), but we are in the process of redesigning our security controls and the HTTPS-Everywhere icon will be removed from the toolbar in that process. (see: https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor-browser-spec.git/tree/proposals/101-s…)

For the home button I opened https://blog.torproject.org/comment/278265#comment-278265.

Anonymous

October 25, 2018

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Hello torproject
Why the browser directory in the 64bit install.exe(TBB) is an PE+-blob i can't unpack with e.g. 7zip?
Can you change this to a SFX i can handle with e.g. 7zip?

Anonymous

October 25, 2018

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Is it safe TBB is opening a circuit with all 3 relays -guard/middle/exit- in 1 country. I haven't seen this before.

Yes, it's the best option. If it refused to build circuits like that, then somebody who knows your exit can narrow out what country your entry guard is in -- and if they see a bunch of connections from you, they would be able to quite quickly learn exactly which country your entry guard is in. That wouldn't be good.

More generally, don't just think of the relay locations, but also think of the network links between the relays. It gets messy quickly:
https://blog.torproject.org/improving-tors-anonymity-changing-guard-par…

Tor automatically avoids using more than one relay in a given network /16 in any circuit. I think there could be a bit more room for complexity in path selection, but complexity is bad news for anonymity (see e.g. the attack at the beginning of this comment) so we need to tread carefully.

Anonymous

October 25, 2018

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When i download Tor Brower in french, he is not in french, but in english, with ALL versions of 8.0.x & 8.5.x

Can fix please

Anonymous

October 26, 2018

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Default Tor Browser 8.0.3 window resolution is _1000 wide x 998 high_, with saved bookmarks and saved bookmarks folders visible in the horizontal Bookmarks Toolbar visible beneath the Address Bar, and all other settings affecting resolution have their standard-default settings.

8.0.3 resolution should be 1000x1000, as in Tor Browser 7.5.6, with saved bookmarks and saved bookmarks folders visible in the horizontal Bookmarks Toolbar visible beneath the Address Bar, and all other settings affecting resolution have their standard-default settings.

This defect, resolution:1000x998, in 8.0.3 duplicates the identical defect, resolution:1000x998, present in 8.0, 8.0.1, and 8.0.2.

See: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/27845

Platform: macOS 10.10.5, desktop

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