Articles Tagged security

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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
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Dropbox User? Change Your Password As Soon As Possible

Account details of 68 million Dropbox accounts has been leaked online. Here's how to check whether you're affected, and how to change your password.

2 September 2016

Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen

Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera's turn.

28 August 2016

How To Lock/Unlock GNOME Desktop Using a Smartphone

You can unlock your Linux desktop just by having your phone nearby using BlueProximity, a Bluetooth proximity app. We show you how to install it.

12 August 2016

Ubuntu Forums Hacked, 2 Million Users’ Details Stolen

The Ubuntu forums have been hacked and the IP addresses, usernames, and email addresses of over two million users have been "stolen".

15 July 2016