Tor Browser 6.0a2 is released

by gk | February 15, 2016

A new alpha Tor Browser release is available for download in the 6.0a2 distribution directory and on the alpha download page.

This release features important security updates to Firefox. Users on the security level "High" or "Medium-High" were not affected by the bugs in the Graphite font rendering library.

Additionally, we fixed a number of issues found with the release of Tor Browser 5.5, which already got addressed in Tor Browser 5.5.1.

Here is the complete changelog since 6.0a1:

Tor Browser 6.0a2 -- February 15 2016

  • All Platforms
    • Update Firefox to 38.6.1esr
    • Update NoScript to
    • Bug 18168: Don't clear an iframe's (fix of #16620)
    • Bug 18137: Add two new obfs4 default bridges
  • Windows
  • OS X
  • Linux


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February 15, 2016



February 29, 2016

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)


Cool :)

February 16, 2016


hi, thank you for the update.
But one of my issues is not yet solved. Sometimes I watch camchats where the chat partner is to see (and to hear) as streaming video. This worked fine until - maybe- beginning or middle of december. After an update it stopped working. Instead is to read: video format or MIME-TYP is not supported. By the way, it works with a normal version of Firefox. What plugin or addon I have to install to watch these camchat streamings? I have installed Shockwave Flash
Thanks for an answer and help.


5.0.5 had fixed which does not allow websites to enumerate your MIME-types any longer by default as this poses a non-negligible fingerprinting risk. Does unchecking "Change details that distinguish you from other users" "fix" your problem (you get there via the green onion on your toolbar and clicking on Privacy and Security Settings...

February 20, 2016


Seems to be either a problem in 6.0a2 with using flickr, or they have changed something to prevent access to all the pages of their blogs. All I get is just the plain text. Anyone else? I have privacy set to maximum but all worked like that under last version.

February 28, 2016


My router configuration is almost default, including "connection if required" checked, is that the key that Tor connection is failed with obfs3?