Tor Browser 8.0a1 is released

Tor Browser 8.0a1 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 8.0a1 is the first alpha release in the 8.0 series. Apart from the usual Firefox security updates we have included the new stable Tor, 0.3.2.9, and updated Torbutton and Tor Launcher to the same version shipped in Tor Browser 7.5.

We added a new MAR signing key following our plan to yearly rotate one of our update signing keys and included a patch contributed by ffmancera (thanks!) dealing with possible fingerprinting by checking video decoding performance: before Tor Browser 8.0a1 users were getting videos in a different format depending on the performance of the decoding.

On the build side it is noteworthy that starting with this alpha release all bundles are built on some Debian version. If you notice some issues on Windows (those bundles were previously built on Ubuntu Precise), let us know.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 7.5a10 is:

  • All Platforms
    • Update Firefox to 52.6.0esr
    • Update Tor to 0.3.2.9
    • Update Torbutton to 1.9.8.5
      • Bug 21245: Add da translation to Torbutton and keep track of it
      • Bug 24702: Remove Mozilla text from banner
      • Translations update
    • Update Tor Launcher to 0.2.14.3
      • Translations update
    • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2018.1.11
    • Bug 24756: Add noisebridge01 obfs4 bridge configuration
    • Bug 23916: Add new MAR signing key
    • Bug 22548: Firefox downgrades VP9 videos to VP8 for some users
  • Windows
  • Build System
    • Windows
      • Bug 18691: switch Windows builds from precise to jessie
    • Linux
      • Bug 23892: Include Firefox and Tor debug files in final build directory
      • Bug 24842: include libasan.so.2 and libubsan.so.0 in debug builds
Anonymous

January 24, 2018

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For the last few versions I've been getting this error when trying to save files

  1. unsafe CPOW usage forbidden contentAreaUtils.js:466<br />
  2. continueSave chrome://global/content/contentAreaUtils.js:466:1<br />
  3. internalSave/< chrome://global/content/contentAreaUtils.js:446:7<br />
  4. Handler.prototype.process resource://gre/modules/Promise-backend.js:932:23<br />
  5. this.PromiseWalker.walkerLoop resource://gre/modules/Promise-backend.js:813:7<br />
  6. bound self-hosted:913:17<br />
  7. bound bound self-hosted:913:17<br />
  8. this.PromiseWalker.scheduleWalkerLoop/< resource://gre/modules/Promise-backend.js:747:11

Anonymous

January 25, 2018

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hi i have a chrome book operating system so i cant download tor. they said go find another app to do this, and i cant figure it out. im new to this stuff. thanks for any help

Anonymous

January 29, 2018

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I installed 8.0, and now I can't access some sites, e.g., my bank account, through any browser other than Tor. How do I return general usability to my other browsers (Chrome & Firefox, both in most recent general-release versions)?

Yes sort of, it can open http://oshobardo.com/wordpress/ and then navigate to different links successfully, but after doing a few audio downloads then get the error you stated. Click the onion for New Tor Circuit, but Firefox/Tor does not provide a new circuit like it usually does - the webpage remains the same original circuit. ty to Tor. I think you are pointing to it is actually the website failing rather than kicking me off, but still Tor should try with a new circuit, yes?

Anonymous

January 31, 2018

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Tor Browser doesn`t work on Windows Vista x64 anymore. Always got: "TypeError: frameLoader.tabParent is null" and thats it. Very very sad for me because I love Tor Browser.
Mozilla Firefox is working with the newest release.
I did go back to 7.0.11 and it works fine. Can you tell me what`s the problem?

(sorry for my bad english)

Do you see the URL bar in your browser (where you are usually entering the location you want to surf to)? Are you able to enter about:config into it and press the Enter key? It should show you all the preferences available. Then you can flip the one I mentioned and restart.

Anonymous

February 01, 2018

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Hi I'm finding it almost impossible to use Tor now. Youtube has slowed down to a virtual stop, and on the rare occasion that I can access it, I'm getting repeated freezing and blurred vids. I have to use Firefox for youtube now. As of yesterday, I'm also finding I can't open my protonmail any more, and again, can only access it through Firefox. Is anyone else having these problems?

Yes I am experiencing the same thing. YT no problem until about the 1st of Feb. Logging into my mail account the same thing. Thought it might be something local but maybe there is something else going on. Thanks for making this remark here.

Anonymous

February 01, 2018

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My Tbb 7.5 has been set to be accept cookies from site, when I click on the onion button -> Ccookie Protection, Remove All But Protected, every cookies has been removed from the list, click OK to quit, but when you open the Cookie Protection again, the cookies are still there, they are not removed!

Anonymous

February 02, 2018

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Tor browser version 8.0a1 is unusable. Whenever I try to visit a website, the tab crashes. It tells me to restore the tab or restore all crashed tabs to reload page content, but the tab just crashes again.

Using windows 10, FF Developer edition v 59.0b6

Am I missing something here?

TIA!

Anonymous

February 13, 2018

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Hi!
I'm not a pro in using Tor Browser but since the update, I have an error message when I use the search button indictating: the proxy server is refusing connections. I'm using Mozilla. Thanks!

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