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Write release notes for 4.8 (#17306)

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[[!inline pages="doc/anonymous_internet/unsafe_browser/captive_portal.inline" raw="yes" sort="age"]]
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Security implications of the *Unsafe Browser*
[[!meta title="Tails 4.8 is out"]]
[[!meta date="Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:34:56 +0000"]]
[[!pagetemplate template="news.tmpl"]]
[[!tag announce]]
This release fixes [[many security
vulnerabilities|security/Numerous_security_holes_in_4.7]]. You should upgrade as soon as possible.
[[!toc levels=1]]
# New features
- We disabled the *Unsafe Browser* by default and clarified that [[the
*Unsafe Browser* can be used to deanonymize
An attacker could exploit a security vulnerability in another
application in Tails to start an invisible *Unsafe Browser* and reveal
your IP address, even if you are not using the *Unsafe Browser*.
For example, an attacker could exploit a security vulnerability in
*Thunderbird* by sending you a phishing email that could start an
invisible *Unsafe Browser* and reveal them your IP address.
Such an attack is very unlikely but could be performed by a strong
attacker, such as a government or a hacking firm.
This is why we recommend that you:
- Only enable the *Unsafe Browser* if you need to log in to a captive
- Always upgrade to the latest version of Tails to fix known
vulnerabilities as soon as possible.
- We added a new feature of the Persistent Storage to save the settings
from the Welcome Screen.
This feature is beta and only the additional setting to enable the
*Unsafe Browser* is made persistent. The other settings (language,
keyboard, and other additional settings) will be made persistent in
Tails 4.9 (July 28).
[[!img welcome_screen.png link="no" alt="new Welcome Screen feature in the Persistent Storage settings"]]
# Changes and updates
- Update *Tor Browser* to [9.5.1](
- Update *Thunderbird* to [68.9.0](
- Update *Linux* to 5.6.0. This should improve the support for newer
hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).
# Fixed problems
- Fix the *Find in page* feature of *Thunderbird*. ([[!tails_ticket
- Fix shutting down automatically the laptop when resuming from suspend
with the Tails USB stick removed. ([[!tails_ticket 16787]])
- Notify always when [[MAC address
spoofing|doc/first_steps/welcome_screen/mac_spoofing]] fails and the
network interface is disabled. ([[!tails_ticket 17779]])
- Fix the import of OpenPGP public keys in binary format (non armored)
from the *Files* browser.
For more details, read our [[!tails_gitweb debian/changelog desc="changelog"]].
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# Known issues
Copy the known issues from the previous version if they haven't been
solved or move them to /support/known_issues if more appropriate.
None specific to this release.
See the list of [[long-standing issues|support/known_issues]].
# Get Tails 4.8
## To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage
- Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 4.2 or later to 4.8.
- If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an
automatic upgrade, please try to do a [[manual upgrade|doc/upgrade/#manual]].
## To install Tails on a new USB stick
Follow our installation instructions:
- [[Install from Windows|install/win]]
- [[Install from macOS|install/mac]]
- [[Install from Linux|install/linux]]
<div class="caution"><p>All the data on this USB stick will be lost if
you install instead of upgrading.</p></div>
## To download only
If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download
Tails 4.8 directly:
- [[For USB sticks (USB image)|install/download]]
- [[For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)|install/download-iso]]
# What's coming up?
Tails 4.9 is [[scheduled|contribute/calendar]] for July 28.
Have a look at our [[!tails_roadmap]] to see where we are heading to.
We need your help and there are many ways to [[contribute to
Tails|contribute]] (<a href="">donating</a> is only one of
them). Come [[talk to us|about/contact#tails-dev]]!
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