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Should I be worried about a possible threat?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10. I use Clamav and have scanned my system regularly for infections. Today it picked up a potential threat /usr/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rdoc/generator/template/darkfish/js/...
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Should I install non-repository software as root or as my user?

What is the right way of installing programs that are not available in repositories: should my user own the binaries and keep them in ~/bin/, or should root own the binaries and keep them in, say, /...
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What are the features in Snappy Ubuntu that make it more secure than the normal Ubuntu?

I am thinking of using Snappy Ubuntu for IoT application. Security is important in IoT. What is the difference between Snappy Ubuntu and the normal Ubuntu that makes Snappy more secure compared to ...
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Running Programs As Root While Online

I'm remastering an Ubuntu based distro, meant to be used live only and primarily as a browser so a users hard-drive can be virus free while online. This live browsing adds security for Linux users, ...
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flashplayer security doubts

I am an Ubuntu newbie and I installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04, 64 bit. As I noticed the Firefox is the actual version, but the Adobe Flashplayer was the 11.2 version which has, I guess, some security ...
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eth0: PACKET SNIFFER(/sbin/dhclient [duplicate]

Im new to Ubuntu and would like help please, I ran ProShield and got this error - eth0: PACKET SNIFFER(/sbin/dhclient I ran the following programs below and nothing came up as far as I can see. ...
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“Your Java version is out of date.” on Ubuntu 2014.04

With fully updated Ubuntu 2014.04, Firefox tells me: Your Java version is out of date. How to update Java? Typing java -version in a terminal tells me: java version "1.7.0_51" Java(TM) SE ...
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Store the passphrase of encrypted disk in /etc/crypttab encrypted

I'm wondering, if I can store the passphrase of an encrypted disk in /etc/crypttab encrypted - and only possible to decrypt that by that OS, where I created. Is it possible? (because, I want auto ...
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How to protect from cloning?

I have no experience using Ubuntu before I'm doing a point of sale project for a restaurant which will run in local Lan (offline not online). I will setup one mini PC as an Ubuntu web server. and my ...
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How can I check if an Apport report does not contain any sensitive information?

I know the crash reports are stored at /var/crash. But can I do something to check that the report does not contain any sensitive information? Where can I find the list of reports that I or other ...
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Is it possible or a good idea to run a more or less secure minecraft server without having pre-experience in Ubuntu?

Hello Dear Ubuntu Questions Community, This is my first on this site and is very important to me! I currently run a Minecraft Server that runs on a server that I have to move aways from, and that in ...
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Why is su disabled from guest sessions?

From guest you can't sudo or ssh. Why I can't sudo is simple. But why can't I su? What is it that su provides that ssh to the user@localhost wont? The reason for this question being my other ...
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How to prevent ssh on local host?

I came to know that on ubuntu, sudo and su is not available in a guest session because of security concerns. But all I need to do, if I have the login credentials of a user in the sudoers list is too ...
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Are there any security problems to running an http server using Python's built in module?

I have a presentation to make to a few people. It's interactive with python CGI scripts. Are there any security problems with using python3 -m http.server --cgi 8000? Each person will be using their ...
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Can console be suspended and ask for a password on wakeup?

Although I suspect that this is not currently possible, I would just like to ask because it would be something very useful in my opinion. Because when I close my lid and I am in the GUI my computer ...
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Connect button grayed out in 802.1x authentication dialog

Since I upgraded to 15.04 I can't connect to our office wired network anymore since I can't press connect in the authentication dialog.
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Help connecting to my schools wireless network

My school´s hates everybody that dosen´t run Windows 7/8. Therefor, they will not give me support in connecting to my School´s wifi, which i need badly. I have a guide for Windows 7 and I hope that ...
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Ubuntu chrome, and firefox with untrusted certification authorities

I have this as some of my server certificates, also some authorities. At least three users I know have this. Is this a bug? What should I do? dpkg -l ca-certificates Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/...
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Run rkhunter regularely on a desktop system

I want to get a warning on my desktop when rkhunter finds something odd on my system. I whitelisted some files and dirs that seem ok in /etc/rkhunter.conf so I get no warnings anymore. Now I want to ...
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OpenSSH: hacked before set up?

Today I tried setting up OpenSSH on my computer with the hope of being able to connect to it from a different computer at work. This was my first time attempting to use open-ssh. I did the following ...
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using VNC with SSH securely

While I know there is a plethora of available information on how to set up VNC for remote desktop viewing, some of which outlines the importance of using SSH to ensure security, I want to know dome ...
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Is Ubuntu really more secure than Windows? [closed]

For years I am considering Ubuntu (or any Linux distribution) far secure than Windows. But when I read Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014 I couldn't believe it. That's why I ...