More posts about “security”

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Must Read: Ubuntu is Making the ‘Home’ Folder Private in 21.04

The home folder on future Ubuntu installs with have much tighter permissions by default. We look at the reasons Ubuntu devs have chosen to do this now.

13 January 2021
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Mozilla VPN is Now Available to Mac & Linux Users

Mozilla VPN now supports Mac and Linux. The subscription-based privacy service launched in 2020 but only for Windows, Android and iOS.

12 January 2021

Flatseal Makes it Easy to Manage Flatpak Permissions

Flatseal is a GUI app that makes it easy to manage Flatpak app permissions on a per-app basis. Free software, Flatseal is available to install from Flathub.

9 February 2020

Ubuntu Releases Patch for Major ‘sudo’ Security Exploit

Canonical has issued an urgent security fix to the 'sudo' package after the discovery of a flaw that could give attackers root privileges on Linux systems.

15 October 2019
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Authenticator, a 2FA Token Generator for Linux, Gets Updated

The Authenticator GTK app lets you generate 2FA tokens for over 500 well-known services, straight from the Linux desktop. We look at the new release.

31 May 2019
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Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS Released, Fixes Major APT Security Issue

Ubuntu 16.04.6 is a security-fix only release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus. It protects new installs from a APT vulnerability.

28 February 2019
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New Website Claims Flatpak is a “Security Nightmare”

A newly launched website is warning users about Flatpak, branding the tech a “security nightmare”. The ‘Flatkills.org’ web page takes aim at a number of security claims routinely associated with the fledgling Flatpak app packaging and distribution […]

10 October 2018
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UK Government Publishes List of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Security Tips

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) has issued guidance on how to improve the security of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

30 July 2018

Generate Two-Factor Authentication Codes on Linux with ‘Authenticator’

'Authenticator' is an easy to use two-factor authentication app for the Linux desktop, and lets you generate 2-factor authentication codes for more than 290 services.

22 March 2018
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KMail Bug Sent Encrypted Emails in Plain-Text — for 4 years

A KMail bug has inadvertently sent PGP encrypted emails in plain-text — for the past four years! A flaw in the ‘Send it Later’ feature, introduced in Kmail 4.11, allows users to schedule the time […]

26 June 2017
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Plasma Vault Makes It Easy to Create Encrypted Folders on the KDE Desktop

Plasma Vault makes it quick and easy to create an encrypted folder on the KDE Plasma desktop in which to store files and other data you wish to keep private.

14 June 2017

Security Flaw in Ubuntu Login Screen Could Let Anyone Access Your Files

Ubuntu has disabled guest session logins for Ubuntu 17.04 & 16.10 after finding a security vulnerability that could allow unintended access to user files.

15 May 2017