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+[[!meta date="Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:34:56 +0000"]]
+[[!meta title="Tails 3.12.1 is out"]]
+This release is an emergency release to fix a critical security
+vulnerability in Firefox.
+It also fixes [[others security
+vulnerabilities|security/Numerous_security_holes_in_3.12]]. You should upgrade as soon as possible.
+- Update *Tor Browser* to 8.0.6.
+ This fixes a [critical
+ in the *Skia* library used by *Firefox* and *Chrome* to render graphics.
+ If you are curious about the maths behind this vulnerability, you can
+ read [The Curious Case of Convexity
+ by Google Project Zero.
+# Known issues
+See the list of [[long-standing issues|support/known_issues]].
+### Tails fails to start a second time on some computers ([[!tails_ticket 16389]])
+On some computers, after installing Tails to a USB stick,
+Tails starts a first time but fails to start a second time. In some
+cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was affected and the USB stick was not listed
+in the Boot Menu.
+We are still investigating the issue, so if it happens to you, please
+report your findings by email to <email@example.com>. Mention the
+model of the computer and the USB stick. This mailing
+list is [archived publicly](https://lists.autistici.org/list/tails-testers.html).
+To fix this issue:
+1. Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.
+1. Start Tails for the first time and [[set up an administration
+1. Choose <span class="menuchoice">
+ <span class="guimenu">Applications</span> ▸
+ <span class="guisubmenu">System Tools</span> ▸
+ <span class="guimenuitem">Root Terminal</span>
+ </span> to open a <span class="application">Root Terminal</span>.
+1. Execute the following command:
+ <p class="pre command">sgdisk --recompute-chs /dev/bilibop</p>
+You can also test an experimental image:
+1. [Download the *.img* file from our development
+1. Install it using the same installation methods.
+ We don't provide any OpenPGP signature or other verification technique
+ for this test image. Please only use it for testing.
+# Get Tails 3.12.1
+- To install, follow our [[installation instructions|install]].
+- To upgrade, automatic upgrades are available from 3.10, 3.10.1, 3.11,
+ 3.12, and 3.12~rc1 to 3.12.1.
+ If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an
+ automatic upgrade, please try to do a [[manual upgrade|upgrade]].
+- Download Tails 3.12.1:
+ - [[For USB sticks (USB image)|install/download]]
+ - [[For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)|install/download-iso]]
+# What's coming up?
+Tails 3.13 is [[scheduled|contribute/calendar]] for March 19.
+Have a look at our [[!tails_roadmap]] to see where we are heading to.
+We need your help and there are many ways to [[contribute to
+Tails|contribute]] (<a href="https://tails.boum.org/donate?r=3.12.1">donating</a> is only one of
+them). Come [[talk to us|about/contact#tails-dev]]!