Saturday, December 9, 2023

Tor Browser 8.5.1 Released With Bugfixes and Improvements to User Privacy

Tor Browser 8.5.1 released for Windows, Linux and Mac and Android. It is the first bug fix release in the 8.5 series. The new version aims at fixing regressions and provides minor improvements related to 8.5 release.

Tor browser brings anonymity for users and makes sure to gain a good vary of accessibility on the internet with extreme privacy.

With the new release, Tor developers have disabled WebGL readPixel() fingerprinting vector, which can be used to determine the Tor web browser identity.

“We disable the WebGL readPixel() fingerprinting vector, realizing, though, that we need a more holistic approach when trying to deal with the potential fingerprinting WebGL comes with.”

Complete Changelog Tor Browser 8.5.1

  • Update Torbutton to 2.1.10
    • Bug 30565: Sync nocertdb with privatebrowsing.autostart at startup
    • Bug 30464: Add WebGL to safer descriptions
    • Translations update
  • Update NoScript to 10.6.2
    • Bug 29969: Remove workaround for Mozilla’s bug 1532530
  • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2019.5.13
  • Bug 30541: Disable WebGL readPixel() for web content

Tor browser is known to anonymize the web traffic and to protect user identity online; it encrypts your data packets and routes through many relays before reaching the destination server.

Tor Browser 8.5 released last month, which is the first release for Android devices and it is available from play store.

You can Download Tor Browser 8.5 from Here Tor Browser and distribution directory. The Android version is available from Google Play

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