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Handling old kernels with automated upgrades

For security purposes I've been a fan of unattended-upgrades, Using something like this: Unattended-Upgrade::Allowed-Origins { "Ubuntu lucid-security"; }; ...
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What is the least insecure way to store a password that is used by a script?

I have a Bash script that automatically authenticates with a service using my username and password. The credentials are currently stored as plain text within the script. What precautions should I ...
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Why is the automatic login disabled for users with encrypted home?

I've tried to setup an autologin, but that isn't possible, because my home is encrypted. What are the reasons for this? PS. Here I have described my problem: ...