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[[!meta date="Tue, 28 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0000"]]
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This release fixes [[many security vulnerabilities|security/Numerous_security_holes_in_4.8]]. You should upgrade as soon as possible.
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Changes and updates
- Update *Tor Browser* to [9.5.3](https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-953).
- Update *Thunderbird* to [68.10.0](https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/68.10.0/releasenotes/).
Update *Linux* to 5.7.6. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).
Fixed problems
Allow characters others than <span class="code">A&ndash;Z</span>, <span class="code">a&ndash;z</span>, <span class="code">1&ndash;9</span>, and <span class="code">_@%+=:,./-</span> in the [[administration password|doc/first_steps/welcome_screen/administration_password]]. ([[!tails_ticket 17792]])
Apply the keyboard layout that is automatically selected when you change the language in the Welcome Screen. ([[!tails_ticket 17794]])
Fix starting Tails with the <span class="code">toram</span> boot option. ([[!tails_ticket 17800]])
For more details, read our [[!tails_gitweb debian/changelog desc="changelog"]].
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Known issues
USB Wi-Fi adapters with Atheros AR9271 hardware do not work with Linux 5.7.6. ([[!tails_ticket 17834]])
See the list of [[long-standing issues|support/known_issues]].
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