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Tails 3.2 – Live System to Preserve Your Privacy and Anonymity

Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.
It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card independently of the computer’s original operating system.

New features

  • Added support for PPPoE and dial-up Internet connections.
  • Installed BookletImposer to convert linear PDF documents into booklets, and vice-versa.
  • Added GNOME Screen Keyboard to replace Florence, the previous virtual keyboard, which had many issues.

Upgrades and changes

  • Tails releases Upgrade Linux to 4.12.12. This should improve the support for newer hardware, especially NVIDIA Maxwell graphics card.
  • Upgrade Thunderbird from 45.8 to 52.3.

User experience

  • Require a 8 GB USB stick to install Tails. 4 GB USB sticks that are already installed can still be upgraded.
  • Tails Installer now detects when the target USB stick has Tails installed already and automatically proposes to upgrade. This made possible to remove the initial splash screen.


  • Disable Bluetooth to protect against the BlueBorne attack. #14655
  • Increase the randomization of ASLR to the maximum. #11840
  • Deny access to the D-Bus service of Pidgin to prevent other applications to access and modify its configuration. #14612.

Fixed problems

  • Fix the import of secret OpenPGP keys in Password and Keys. #12733

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.