This release fixes [many security 
 and users should upgrade as soon as possible.

# Changes

## New features

  * We enabled [address space layout 
 in the Linux kernel (`kASLR`) to improve protection from buffer overflow 

  * We installed 
[`rngd`]( to improve the 
entropy of the random numbers generated on computers that have a hardware 
random number generator.

## Upgrades and changes

  * Upgrade _Tor_ to 

  * Upgrade _Tor Browser_ to 

  * Upgrade to Linux 4.6. This should improve the support for newer hardware 
(graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.)

  * Upgrade _Icedove_ to 

  * Upgrade _Tor Birdy_ to 

  * Upgrade _Electrum_ to 

  * Install firmware for Intel SST sound cards (`firmware-intel-sound`).

  * Install firmware for Texas Instruments Wi-Fi interfaces 

  * Remove `non-free` APT repositories. We documented how to [configure 
additional APT 
 using the persistent volume.

  * Use a dedicated page as the homepage of _Tor Browser_ so we can customize 
it for our users.

  * Set up the trigger for RAM erasure on shutdown earlier in the boot process. 
This should speed up shutdown and make RAM erasure more robust.

## Fixed problems

  * Disable the automatic configuration of _Icedove_ when using 
[OAuth]( This should fix the automatic 
configuration for GMail accounts. 

  * Make the _Disable all networking_ and _Tor bridge mode_ options of _Tails 
Greeter_ more robust. ([#11593](

For more details, read our 

# Known issues

  * For some users memory wiping fails more often than in Tails 2.5, and for 
some users it fails less often. Please report any such changes to 

See the list of [long-standing 

# Get Tails 2.6

  * To install, follow our [installation 

  * To upgrade, an automatic upgrade is available from 2.5 to 2.6.

If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if you fail to start after an 
automatic upgrade, please try to do a [manual 

  * [Download Tails 2.6.](

# What's coming up?

Tails 2.7 is [scheduled]( for 
November 8.

Have a look at our 
[roadmap]( to see where we 
are heading to.

We need your help and there are many ways to [contribute to 
([donating]( is only 
one of them). Come [talk to 

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