Tor Browser 11.5 adds censorship detection and circumvention, HTTPS-only mode by default


The Tor Project announcement today the release and general availability of Tor Browser 11.5 as the latest stable version of this open-source web browser for anonymous internet browsing based on Tor and Mozilla Firefox.

It’s been a year since the release of Tor Browser 10.5which introduced Wayland support, an improved UX for connecting to Tor, as well as better support for censored users, and now Tor Browser 11.5 is here with another set of exciting new features and improvements.

Tor Browser 11.5 builds on the features introduced in Tor Browser 10.5 and adds automatic censorship detection and bypass through a new feature called Connection Assist, which automatically applies the best bridge configuration for your location to bypass censorship. Tor network.

“Connection Assist works by searching and downloading an up-to-date list of country-specific options to try to use your location (with your consent). It manages to do this without needing to first connect to the Tor network” , explained the developers.

Another big change is the redesigned Tor network settings, which are now called connection settings. Highlights include simplified deck options, all-new deck maps with new options to share decks via a unique QR code, the ability to view the last known connection status, as well as the ability to test your connection Internet without Tor, and new settings for the Connection Assist feature shown above.

Tor Browser 11.5 also comes with HTTPS-only mode enabled by default for better security, deprecating the use of the HTTPS-Everywhere add-on, improved font support by bundling many Noto family fonts , support for OpenSSL 1.1.1q, Tor launcher 0.2.37, and many bugfixes.

Under the hood, this release is based on Mozilla Firefox 91.11.0 ESR. You can download Tor Browser 11.5 right now from the official website as a binary for GNU/Linux, macOS and 64-bit Windows systems. Tor Browser for Android has also been updated and you can install it from here.

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