The Tor Project has announced that the latest version of Tor Browser is now available on both the Tor Browser download page and its distribution directory.
Not only is it the first stable release based on Firefox ESR 91, it also includes a major update to Tor 0.4.6.8.
Earlier this year, Mozilla completely redesigned its browser from scratch, optimized its menus, and added a completely new tab layout to Firefox. Now, by basing the latest version of its anonymous browser on Firefox ESR 91, Tor Project brings this new design to the Tor browser for the first time.
Every piece of custom UI in Tor 11 browser It has been modernized to match the new look of Firefox and this includes everything from color, typography and buttons to redrawing each of its icons to match the new slimmer icon style. At the same time, the connection screen, circuit screen, security levels and onion site errors have also been tweaked.
Disabling onion services V2
The Tor Project announced last year that V2 onion services would be deprecated by the end of 2021 and, since the launch of Tor Browser 10.5, it has been warning users visiting V2 online sites of their upcoming retirement.
Now that that day has finally come and since it was updated to Tor 0.4.5.8, the V2 onion services are no longer accessible in the Tor Browser and users get an “Invalid online site address” error instead .
If you get an error when trying to visit a previously working V2 address, there is nothing wrong with your browser and the problem lies with the site itself. To access the site, you can try to contact your administrator and ask them to upgrade to a V3 onion service.
Tor browser users can also easily see whether or not they have old V2 addresses saved in their bookmarks, as the most secure V3 addresses are 56 characters compared to the 16 characters used by V2 addresses.
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