Release Announcement

SecureDrop 2.6.1 Released

August 17, 2023

We’re pleased to announce that SecureDrop 2.6.1 has been released. This point release includes a fix related to provisioning and updating Journalist Workstations. The complete list of changes can be found on GitHub.

What’s new in SecureDrop 2.6.1?

For administrators

  • Deployment: This release addresses an issue in the provisioning logic that prevented Journalist Workstations from being updated or provisioned (Issue, Pull Request)

What administrators need to do

This point release contains an update for Tails workstations only. Server code is not affected and will remain at version 2.6.0.

For information about updating the Tails workstations, please see our upgrade guide.

We also recommend upgrading to Tails 5.16.1, which includes important security fixes related to the recent Downfall and Inception vulnerabilities.


This release incorporates Freedom of the Press Foundation contributions by: Kevin O'Gorman, Cory Myers, Nathan Dyer, Kunal Mehta, and Rowen S.

Questions and comments

If you have questions or comments regarding this release, please contact us:

  • Via our Support Portal, if you are a member (membership is available to SecureDrop administrators on request);
  • Via (GPG encrypted) for sensitive security issues (please use judiciously);
  • Via our community forums.

We also encourage you to file non-sensitive issues you encounter in our GitHub repository (issue report form).

Thank you for using SecureDrop!

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