[Tails-testers] [Tails-news] Tails 3.13 is out

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

# Changes

## Upgrades and changes

* Add support for the Bopomofo input method for Chinese using the _Chewing_ library and improve support for the Pinyin input method. ([#11292](https://redmine.tails.boum.org/code/issues/11292))


If you still have problems typing in Bopomofo or Pinyin, please let us know on
[tails-testers@???](mailto:tails-testers@boum.org) (public mailing list)
or [tails-bugs@???](mailto:tails-bugs@boum.org) (private email).

* Save a backup of the configuration of the persistent storage every time it is modified. ([#16461](https://redmine.tails.boum.org/code/issues/16461))

This will help us understand and solve why sometimes all the settings of the
persistent storage disappear.

* Update _Tor Browser_ to 8.0.7.

* Update _Tor_ to

* Update _Thunderbird_ to 65.1.0.

* Update _Linux_ to 4.19.28.

* Update the Intel microcode to 3.20180807a.2, which fixes more variants of the Spectre, Meltdown, and Level 1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) vulnerabilities.

## Fixed problems

* Prevent _Additional Software_ from downloading packages that are already saved in the persistent storage. ([#15957](https://redmine.tails.boum.org/code/issues/15957))

* Fix the localization of _Tor Launcher_, the application to configure a [Tor bridge](https://tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps/startup_options/bridge_mode/index.en.html) or a local proxy. ([#16338](https://redmine.tails.boum.org/code/issues/16338))

* Fix accessibility when opening _Tor Browser_ from a desktop notification. ([#16475](https://redmine.tails.boum.org/code/issues/16475))

* Fix _WhisperBack_ crashing when additional APT repositories is configured. ([#16563](https://redmine.tails.boum.org/code/issues/16563))

For more details, read our [changelog](https://git-

# Known issues

### Electrum is outdated and cannot connect to servers

**Electrum in Tails cannot connect anymore to Electrum servers.**

The version of Electrum in Tails is vulnerable to a [phishing attack that
tricks people in updating to a malicious version of
Electrum](https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/issues/4968) which is not
distributed from the official Electrum website.

**You are safe unless you try to do the malicious update manually.**

To prevent this phishing attack, all trustworthy Electrum servers now prevent
older versions from connecting to them.

Unfortunately, newer versions of Electrum are not available in Debian and
cannot be integrated easily in Tails. Given the lack of maintenance of
Electrum in Debian, we are still [assessing what is best to do in

Until then, your wallet is not lost and you can restore it from its seed using
an [up-to-date version of Electrum](https://electrum.org/#download) outside of

### Tails fails to start a second time on some computers

On some computers, after installing Tails to a USB stick, Tails starts a first
time but fails to start a second time. In some cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was
affected and the USB stick was not listed in the Boot Menu.

We are still investigating the issue, so if it happens to you, please report
your findings by email to [tails-testers@???](mailto:tails-
testers@???). Mention the model of the computer and the USB stick. This
mailing list is [archived publicly](https://lists.autistici.org/list/tails-

To fix this issue:

1. Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.

2. Start Tails for the first time and [set up an administration password](https://tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps/startup_options/administration_password/index.en.html).

3. Choose Applications ▸ System Tools ▸ Root Terminal to open a Root Terminal.

4. Execute the following command:

sgdisk --recompute-chs /dev/bilibop

You can also test an experimental image:

1. [Download the _.img_ file from our development server](https://nightly.tails.boum.org/build_Tails_ISO_bugfix-16389-recompute-chs/lastSuccessful/archive/build-artifacts/).

2. Install it using the same installation methods.

We don't provide any OpenPGP signature or other verification technique for
this test image. Please only use it for testing.

See the list of [long-standing

# Get Tails 3.13

## To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

* [Automatic upgrades](https://tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps/upgrade/index.en.html) are available from 3.11, 3.12~rc1, 3.12, and 3.12.1 to 3.13.

* If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a [manual upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/upgrade/index.en.html).

## To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

* [Install from Windows](https://tails.boum.org/install/win/index.en.html)
* [Install from macOS](https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/index.en.html)
* [Install from Linux](https://tails.boum.org/install/linux/index.en.html)

All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

## To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly
download Tails 3.13:

* [For USB sticks (USB image)](https://tails.boum.org/install/download/index.en.html)
* [For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)](https://tails.boum.org/install/download-iso/index.en.html)

# What's coming up?

Tails 3.14 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for May

Have a look at our [roadmap](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap) to see
where we are heading to.

We need your help and there are many ways to [contribute to
([donating](https://tails.boum.org/donate/?r=3.13) is only one of them). Come
[talk to us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html#tails-dev)!

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