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Wayland and better Unsafe Browser
We replaced the deprecated X.Org display system with Wayland.
Even if you won't notice any visual difference, Wayland brings more security in depth to Tails by making it harder for a compromised application in Tails to compromise or misuse another application.
For example, since [[Tails 4.8|news/version_4.8]], the *Unsafe Browser* was disabled by default because a security vulnerability in another application in Tails could start an invisible *Unsafe Browser*, reveal your IP address, and [[deanonymize you|doc/anonymous_internet/unsafe_browser#security]].
Wayland fixes this vulnerability and makes it safe to reenable the *Unsafe Browser* by default. You can still disable the *Unsafe Browser* in the Welcome Screen.
Wayland also brings in other features that were not working yet in the *Unsafe Browser*:
- Sound - Uploads and downloads - Alternative input methods for Chinese and other non-Latin languages - Accessibility features like the screen reader and virtual keyboard
QR code scanning of Tor bridges
We made it easier to enter new Tor bridges in Tails by scanning a QR code.
To get a QR code, you can either:
Send an empty email to <bridges@torproject.org> from a Gmail or Riseup email address.
Get bridges from <https://bridges.torproject.org/> and print the QR code on paper.
We are aware that the QR codes that are currently provided are too big to be easy to scan. We are [working with Tor](https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/anti-censorship/bridgedb/-/issues/40052) to make them smaller and easier to scan.
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<h1 id="changes">Changes and updates</h1>
- Update *Tor Browser* to [12.0.1](https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-1201).
- Update *Thunderbird* to [102.6.0](https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/102.6.0/releasenotes/).