Tor Browser 6.0a3 is released

by boklm | March 8, 2016

A new alpha Tor Browser release is available for download in the 6.0a3 distribution directory and on the alpha download page.

This release features important security updates to Firefox.

This release bumps the versions of several of our components, e.g.: Firefox to 38.7.0esr, Tor to, OpenSSL to 1.0.1s, NoScript to and HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.1.4.

Additionally, we fixed long-standing bugs in our Tor circuit display and window resizing code, and improved the usability of our font fingerprinting defense further.

Here is the full changelog since 6.0a2:

Tor Browser 6.0a3 -- March 8

  • All Platforms
    • Update Firefox to 38.7.0esr
    • Update Tor to
    • Update OpenSSL to 1.0.1s
    • Update NoScript to
    • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 5.1.4
    • Update Torbutton to
      • Bug 16990: Don't mishandle multiline commands
      • Bug 18144: about:tor update arrow position is wrong
      • Bug 16725: Allow resizing with non-default homepage
      • Bug 16917: Allow users to more easily set a non-tor SSH proxy
      • Translation updates
    • Bug 18030: Isolate favicon requests on Page Info dialog
    • Bug 18297: Use separate Noto JP,KR,SC,TC fonts
    • Bug 18170: Make sure the homepage is shown after an update as well
    • Bug 16728: Add test cases for favicon isolation
  • Windows
    • Bug 18292: Disable staged updates on Windows


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hi I'm sorry ro post here because I'm probably OT but I do t know where to ask for.belp
after uodated my android with the new orbot app and the new browser orfox it looks like the browser is not worki lng anymore
thenks for any belp and sorry for the OT

March 10, 2016


after attempting to update from 6.0a2 to 6.0a3, about:tor still says that my browser is out of date. I restarted after updating and also exited the browser and started it again with the same result.

March 10, 2016


disregard my previous comment. I finally got it to work, but it was a very strange ordeal. My processes tab in Task Manager showed the updater and tor.exe running as expected when I exited or tried to restart TorBrowser 6.0a3, however it would never actually restart or update. Everything seemed to run normally, then suddenly vanish. I had to directly open firefox.exe in TB's browser folder while the browser was still open and supposedly updating. It's difficult for me to describe exactly what happened and how I managed to get it to work, as I've never encountered this behavior before; so if anyone else experienced something similar, hopefully this helps you figure it out too.

I can't get YouTube vids to play either unless I have USB connection to desktop (with Tor on desktop too). The videos load, show the play button, but won't actually play.
I can go thru my regular browswer & have YouTube play.

March 16, 2016


Connecting multiple websites nearly at the same time are nearly impossible for Tor Browser, if not allowed to do so, an adversary maybe easier to reveal the IP address by traffic measuring, supposed the adversary can see the traffic at both 2 ends.