[Tails-testers] [Tails News] Tails 5.4 is out

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# [Tails 5.4 is out](https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.4/index.en.html)

# Changes and updates

* Harden several aspects of our _Linux_ kernel. ([#18302](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18302), [#18858](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18858), and [#18886](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18886))

* Disable HTTPS-only mode in the _Unsafe Browser_ to make it easier to sign in to Wi-Fi networks.

* Update _Tor Browser_ to [11.5.2](https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-1152).

* Update _tor_ to

* Update the _Linux_ kernel to 5.10.136. This should improve the support for newer hardware: graphics, Wi-Fi, and so on. It will also fix an important vulnerability ([19081](https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/blob/master/19081))

For more details, read our

# Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of [long-standing

# Get Tails 5.4

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

* Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.4.

You can [reduce the size of the
download](https://tails.boum.org/doc/upgrade/index.en.html#reduce) of future
automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.

* 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/doc/upgrade/index.en.html#manual).

## To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

* [Install from Windows](https://tails.boum.org/install/windows/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)
* [Install from Debian or Ubuntu using the command line and GnuPG](https://tails.boum.org/install/expert/index.en.html)

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of

## To download only

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

* [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 5.5 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
September 20.

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

URL: <https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.4/index.en.html>

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