Tor Browser releases new version 10.0.17, hinting at upcoming discontinuation of support for V2 of The Onion service
The latest update to the desktop version of Tor Browser has been released.This version updates Firefox to 78.11esr. In addition, Tor Browser 10.0.17 updates NoScript to 11.2.8, HTTPS Everywhere to 2021.4.15, and Tor to 0.4.5.8. This version includes important security updates to Firefox for Desktop.
The new version of the browser includes a prompt under the search box to stop supporting the V2 of the Onion service:
Tor is ending its support for version 2 (v2) Onion Services, and v2 onion sites have since been deprecated. If you're a site administrator, upgrade to a v3 onion service immediately.
Not only users of the Tor browser were alerted, but also administrators of Tor sites were reminded to change their V3 domains. In addition, we can see that the official Tor blog has also made a warning:
Tor Browser will stop supporting version 2 onion services later this year. Please see the previously published deprecation timeline. Migrate your services and update your bookmarks to version 3 onion services as soon as possible.
According to the blog,The Android Tor Browser update will be available next week.
The blog's comments also mention that the DuckDuckGo search engine is testing a V3 version of the service, which should be available in the near future.
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