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The act of encrypting also implies you have to abide by the rules set for encrypting. One of those rules is: NO automatic login. Your password is required to unwrap the mount pass phrase used to decrypt your home. If you want automatic login: remove the encryption. I don't see the "Asked on Login" option, so this menu has presumably changed since 13.04. ...


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You would be safe from viruses and malware, since anti-virus software is 3rd party and you would still be able to update them since the companies that made the software will keep providing you with new virus definitions. But....There are a lot of Linux black-hats out there who would just love to hack into your computer. And because Canonical will no longer ...


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Official Mozilla Support Answer Mozilla has a support document for this particular question. The document offers additional information - so it is worth a look. It also says that clicking the Clear Now button could take an unknown amount of time to clear all the caches (and it does clear all of them including the memory cache you want to clear) because ...


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Running untrusted software as a new user is a good start, but it may not be enough. A lot of files and devices you may consider sensitive are world-readable. Even as an unprivileged user, you can extract a lot of information out of a system (typically you can read /etc for a start). You may not have your own stuff configured properly. For instance, have ...


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My question would be a what is the upside? You cannot upgrade from 15.10 to 16.10 directly. If the upgrade is something you don't want to do because you are afraid of maybe breaking something, the LTS version would be the better option due to its longer support. But as the others wrote, as long as you are careful and don't run services (or even better ...


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The best way (my opinion) is to use a different user for apache (www-data, apache) and use the following method: create an FTP location that has the subdirectories of your website. Chroot this location. For traceability I would use different users if there is more than 1. setup a cronjob (/etc/crontab with the apache user as the one executing this) with a ...


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First, try disabling it in the BIOS. You might want to Google "how to disable hardware in {your computer's model name} bios" and then disable the "internal webcam" or something like that. If you can't get that to work, just cover it up. Source: http://www.howtogeek.com/210921/how-to-disable-your-webcam-and-why-you-should/


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Today, I installed the new update and the fade issue when the timeout is set to 1 minute has been resolved. Now when set to one minute, the screen fades out and then locks. Giving you time to deactivate the fade/lock if you want to. Great work guys, thanks for including this in the latest release.


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My approach to SSH hardening is... complex. The following items are in terms of how I do it, from the edge-most border of my network(s) to the servers themselves. Border-level filtering of traffic through IDS/IPS with known service scanners and signatures in the blocklist. I achieve this with Snort via my border firewall (this is my approach, a pfSense ...



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