Apr 152011
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Notable changes include:

  • Tor
  • Protecting against memory recovery: new, safer way to wipe memory on shutdown which is now also used when the boot media is physically removed.
  • Hardware support
    • printers: install more printer drivers, allow the default user to manage more kinds of printers
    • 3G: support mobile broadband devices such as 3G USB dongles
    • wireless: install Atheros and Broadcom firmwares
    • scanner and multi-function peripherals: better support
  • Iceweasel
    • install the HTTPS Everywhere extension
    • many Anonymity Set preservation enhancements, mostly inspired by the Tor Browser Bundle configuration
    • support FTP, thanks to FoxyProxy
  • Other software
    • user-friendly encryption support: install gnome-disk-utility (Palimpsest) and Seahorse plugins
    • add opt-in i2p support with Iceweasel integration through FoxyProxy
    • optionally install TrueCrypt at boot time to allow users of the (old and now unsupported) Incognito live system to access the data on previously created media; this is not meant to be used to create new TrueCrypt media (more information)
    • make better use of battery-powered hardware
    • replace xsane with simple-scan which is part of GNOME and way easier to use
    • install scribus-ng instead of scribus: more features, less bugs
  • Firewall
  • Miscellaneous
    • fromiso= bugfixes
    • configure keyboard layout accordingly to the chosen language for Italian and Portuguese
    • more robust HTP time synchronization wrt. network failures; display the logs when the clock synchronization fails
    • disable automatic media mounting and opening to protect against a class of attacks that was recently put under the spotlights
    • GnuPG: default to stronger digest algorithms

Plus the usual bunch of minor bug reports and improvements.


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