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.
Mozilla VPN now supports Mac and Linux. The subscription-based privacy service launched in 2020 but only for Windows, Android and iOS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) has issued guidance on how to improve the security of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
'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.
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 […]
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.
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.