Tails 2.6 — Ultra-secure Linux OS Used By Snowden Gets Updated Tor...

Tails 2.6 — Ultra-secure Linux OS Used By Snowden Gets Updated Tor And Kernel


Tails is a security-focused Linux distribution that aims to provide you anonymity. This Debian-based live Linux distro forces all outgoing connections to pass through Tor. It helps you avert censorship and comes with pre-configured tools for email, office work, image editing, sound editor, IM client etc.
The latest version of Tails Live CD Linux operating system has been released by the Tails development team. Tails 2.6 brings many new features, updated components, and security fixes. Due to numerous bug fixes and security advisories by Mozilla and Debian, the Tails development team advises the users to upgrade as soon as possible.
One of the major additions in Tails 2.6 comes in the form of address space layout randomization, also known as ASLR, in the Linux kernel. It’s a computer security technique that provides protection from buffer overflow attacks. To stop the attacker from jumping to a particular exploited function, this technique randomly arranges the address space positions of key data areas.

Source: https://fossbytes.com/tails-2-6-secure-linux-os-snowden-updated-tor-and-kernel/
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht


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