Tor Browser 3.6.1 is released
This release features a fix for a regression with using a proxy for normal Tor usage. It does not yet allow the configuration of proxies for pluggable transports. We hope to fix that issue in the following point release.
This is not a security release — feel free to keep using TBB 3.6 if it's working for you.
Here is the complete changelog:
- All Platforms
- Update HTTPS-Everywhere to 3.5.1
- Update NoScript to 22.214.171.124
- Bug 11658: Fix proxy configuration for non-Pluggable Transports users
- Backport Pending Tor Patches:
- Bug 8402: Allow Tor proxy configuration while PTs are present
- Note: The Pluggable Transports themselves have not been updated to support proxy configuration yet.
Proxy bypass is not the only worry you might have. See
for many other privacy issues that Tor Browser aims to resolve.
The short answer is "no, it makes it too easy for some other attacks, like linking between profiles, to happen." Maybe you don't care about these today, but in our experience people always seem to wish they'd had a bit more privacy in retrospect.
And to think that it was not /that/ long ago that Tails shipped with FoxyProxy...