New Release: Tor Browser 9.5.3

Tor Browser 9.5.3 is now available from the Tor Browser download page and also from our distribution directory.

This release updates Firefox to 68.11.0esr, NoScript to 11.0.34, and Tor to 0.4.3.6.

Also, this release features important security updates to Firefox.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 9.5.1 is:

  • All Platforms
    • Update Firefox to 68.11.0esr
    • Update NoScript to 11.0.34
    • Update Tor to 0.4.3.6

Yes, Snowflake uses webrtc but it is a separate program from the browser. Javascript from web content doesn't have any access to snowflake, and a web page can't use webrtc to bypass the tor client and directly connect with another server.

Seems dangerous.

One must ask, why would TOR voluntarily promote a technology that's been derided by both experts and the community as a threat to privacy? This idea is equivalent of keeping a dragon in a cage, hoping it doesn't scorch you. An innocent coding error and the entire TOR userbase could have their IP exposed.

Why take such a colossal and unnecessary risk? Just use a different solution or don't do it at all. C'mon guys you can do better. You NEED to do better.

You are conflating two very different problems. The WebRTC protocol isn't dangerous by itself, it is dangerous when it is used by web applications. Snowflake is solving a very different problem and it's use of webrtc is no different than any other pluggable transport (obfs4/meek/etc.).

If a machine running the tor daemon has a local user who opens Tor Browser running the snowflake daemon, could a circuit be created by an external user who connects to the snowflake daemon that uses the machine as the entry bridge and the exit relay of that circuit? (tor process and snowflake process running on same machine)

Anonymous

July 28, 2020

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In the android version if you go at Settings->General and press the "sign in" button the browser crashes.
This happens every single time.

9.5.3 I am talking about the settings, not about:config.
I am talking about the settings we use to disable/enable coookies, change search engines, etc.
Go at settings->General and in the top of the page, the first button is the "Sign in" one.
I am using the ANDROID version.
Still you can't find it?
I dont think that the version of my browser is modyfied, I have downloaded from torproject.org and the signature seems OK.

I am using ANDROID 8.1, i dont know why it is appearing, can i communicate with you via email and send you a screenshot?
It is there, and when I tap on it, the browser crashes.
Thanks for your support.
Does enyone else noticed that?
Or am I the only person?
How many years before did you removed it?
My very bad guess would be that malware modyfies the apk, but in all other ways it is ok, it writes 9.5.3 in top of the page and it follows the updates you do, changes happen, like the obsf4 fix, so why it would be there?

Can you check this in android 8.1 ecosystem and install the arm?
But i dont believe in any way that this will make any difference.

Also note that this option is present in fennec f droid.
And your settings are the same, except the location and health support which are not in TB.
Are you 100% sure that you have removed that piece?
Can you check if this option exists in fennec f droid in android 8.1?
If it is not present, i wilk have to communicate with you via email.

Anonymous

July 28, 2020

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Hi Guys
i updated my tor Browser but i looked up at Tor.exe folder and it wasn't updated at all !
it looks like very old version of Tor but i installed the latest release

My bookmarks are here on an auto-updated desktop version from 9.5.1 to 9.5.3. Years ago, I made a habit to export them before major changes such as if the first or middle number is going to change, if I'm reinstalling Tor Browser to reset everything, if I'm going to reconfigure something that could affect the bookmarks, or if I use Tails.

The last time I remember hearing about bookmarks disappearing was when the Android version changed away from Orfox in September 2019: https://blog.torproject.org/orfox-paved-way-tor-browser-android

To everyone having bookmark problems: Please answer the questions sysrqb has asked the others, and include your OS. No one has stated yet if the problem appears on all OS or just Android.

My bookmarks have disappeared as well - they still exist in book mark backups BUT Tor fails to import any of the backups I select...and none of the fixes in the support pages appear to work either. Naturally I am kindly notified that they don't work when tor opens with the message that another program has the file open so I won't be able to access them....
Have tried most of whats in the support pages...but nothing works...

Anonymous

July 30, 2020

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Tor updated on the 28th july now i cant delete temp book marks from the libruary, how do i revert to an earlier edition ?

Anonymous

July 30, 2020

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After update............restart Tor.
"The bookmarks and history system will not be functional"

I had this problem. When I disabled Avast and reinstalled TBB 9.5.3, the problem was solved. That means no more trouble even after Avast was re-enabled. Please note:
"The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem." My security software needed a nap while I installed TBB.

Anonymous

August 01, 2020

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Hello, the question I've asked recently regarding the constant NoScript warning that covers my screen has not gotten a response this time whereas I had a nice chat a year or so ago on this topic. So now it persists; should I overide the security level preset or what? I don't wish to harp on this, it is just relentless at times.

Anonymous

August 01, 2020

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Hi,

Does anyone know why the update Firefox works in Tor but when not using Tor the update Firefox v79 does not access the internet?

Version 78.0.2 does access the internet but when I download v79 and do NOT change any security setting ie firewall, antivirus, proxy if indeed I am using a proxy etc, Firefox deletes my bookmarks addons and says it can not access the internet

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask but it seems strange to me that the update works only in Tor.

NB Please note I am not a technician in my understanding of answers.

However, I do know that I have not done anything different in upgrading to v79 than I did to upgrade to 78...77...76 etc.

Thank you.

Anonymous

August 01, 2020

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My bookmarks are gone. I can not add new pages. I can not restore them from backups. The instruction from FF page does not work. Give me back my bookmarks!