Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of TorWeeklyNews/2013/12


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Sep 21, 2013, 7:47:03 PM (6 years ago)
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harmony
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write up new tbb story/make minor changes

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    18 Tails has seen its 33rd release on September 19th [XXX]. The most visible change
    19 might be the upgrade of tor to version 0.2.4.17-rc which should result in
     18Tails saw its 33rd release on September 19th [XXX]. The most visible change
     19might be the upgrade of tor to version 0.2.4.17-rc, which should result in
    2020faster and more reliable access to the network after the sudden bump in
    2121Tor clients [XXX].
    2222
    2323Among other minor bugfixes and improvements, persistence volumes are now properly unmounted
    24 on shutdown. This should prevent data loss in some situations, and avoid sometimes lengthy
     24on shutdown. This should prevent data loss in some situations, and avoid a sometimes lengthy
    2525pause upon activation.
    2626
    27 It also fixes several important security issues [XXX], all users should upgrade [XXX].
     27It also fixes several important security issues [XXX]. It is recommended that
     28all users upgrade as soon as possible [XXX].
    2829
    29   [XXX] https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.20.1/
    30   [XXX] https://blog.torproject.org/blog/how-to-handle-millions-new-tor-clients
    31   [XXX] https://tails.boum.org/security/Numerous_security_holes_in_0.20/
    32   [XXX] https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.20.1/
     30 [XXX] https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.20.1/
     31 [XXX] https://blog.torproject.org/blog/how-to-handle-millions-new-tor-clients
     32 [XXX] https://tails.boum.org/security/Numerous_security_holes_in_0.20/
     33 [XXX] https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.20.1/
    3334
     35New Tor Browser Bundles released
     36--------------------------------
     37
     38A new set of stable and beta Tor Browser Bundles was announced on the Tor blog [XXX].
     39As well as disabling the filtering of results for queries submitted to Startpage,
     40the default search engine, they include an updated version of HTTPS-Everywhere that
     41no longer causes a storm of requests to clients1.google.com, an issue reported by many
     42users after the last release [XXX]. In addition, they incorporate important security
     43updates; it is recommended that all users upgrade as soon as possible.
     44
     45 [XXX] https://blog.torproject.org/blog/new-tor-browser-bundles-firefox-1709esr
     46 [XXX] https://bugs.torproject.org/9713
    3447
    3548New Release of XXX
     
    4760New mirror, thanks nsane2307 [XXX].
    4861
    49   [XXX] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-mirrors/2013-September/000362.html
     62 [XXX] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-mirrors/2013-September/000362.html
     63
     64Jacob Appelbaum inquired with VUPEN about the Tor Project having the right of first
     65refusal for Tor Browser bugs, in order to protect users [XXX].
     66
     67  [XXX] http://storify.com/fredericjacobs/discussion-between-tor-s-ioerror-and-vupen-s-chaou
    5068
    5169Item 1 with cited source [XXX].
     
    6583
    6684 [XXX] vulnerability report source
    67 
    68 Jacob Appelbaum inquired with VUPEN about having the right of first refusal for Tor Browser bugs to protect users:
    69 
    70   http://storify.com/fredericjacobs/discussion-between-tor-s-ioerror-and-vupen-s-chaou
    7185
    7286Upcoming events