More posts about “security”


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

PSA: Support for Ubuntu 15.04 Ends Today

From today, no further up security updates or bug-fixes will be released for Ubuntu 15.04, which was released on April 23, 2015.

4 February 2016
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Yes, This Trojan Infects Linux. No, It’s Not The Tuxpocalypse

Grab a crate of canned food, start digging a deep underground bunker and prepare to settle into a world that will never be the same again: a powerful trojan has been uncovered on Linux.

9 December 2014

Ubuntu Fixes Security Flaw in 14.04 LTS Lock Screen

Canonical has patched a significant security flaw in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS — one that potentially allowed attackers to gain access to a user account without needing to enter a password.

30 April 2014
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Ubuntu 12.04 Beats Windows, Mac In GCHQ Security Report

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has topped a UK security agency's security assessment of the most popular mobile and desktop operating systems.

13 January 2014

NSA Wanted Backdoor Access In Linux, Says Linus Torvalds’ Father

The United States' National Security Agency (NSA) are alleged to have to asked the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, to create 'backdoors' into GNU/Linux through which they could access.

19 November 2013

Canonical Dev Calls Linux Mint ‘Vulnerable’, Wouldn’t Use it For Online Banking

Users of the popular Ubuntu-based operating system Linux Mint should not use it for online banking, a Canonical engineer has advised.

18 November 2013
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Manage Passwords Securely in Ubuntu with KeePassX

I recently tried out some secure password managers to try and find something not only secure, but also easy to use and cross-platform.

12 October 2013
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Java To Be Removed from Ubuntu, Uninstalled from User Machines

Oracle's Sun Java JDK packages are to be removed from the Ubuntu partner repositories and disabled on users systems. Oracle, in retiring the 'Operating System Distributor License for Java', means Canonical no longer have permission to distribute the package. The change will affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTs, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users only.

18 December 2011