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Dec
28
comment How can I convert my live Ubuntu 12.04 installation into a bootable version for CD or USB?
Would be nice to clarify (1) Do you want to have the whole system on the USB-Stick or would you rather use the USB-stick for booting the Ubuntu only? (2) at the moment your PC harddisk has windows 8 and ubuntu? Or clearer, where is your Ubuntu install at the moment? Where will be windows 8? Consider also that using a flash-drive for system the system could be wearing down the flash of the stick. USB-sticks only have so and so many write-cycles. Flash-drive durability is not comparable to a SDD. But, of course it can be done.
Dec
28
comment Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI along Windows 8 (GRUB - error: can't find command drivemap)
Did you do a backup beforehand? i.e the windows 8 start/system partition is something small like 150-350 MB so maybe you did dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/media/some_usb_pendrive/backupfile? If such a backup exists I would restore the windows system/start partitio which might have been "damaged".
Dec
28
revised Is there a ubuntu supported X.org alternative (i.e. with security in mind)?
Added a reference
Dec
28
asked Is there a ubuntu supported X.org alternative (i.e. with security in mind)?
Dec
25
awarded  Mortarboard
Dec
21
answered How to know what an application was doing in background?
Dec
20
answered How do I create a default fallback profile for any process that doesn't have one in AppArmor?
Dec
19
comment How does AppArmor deal with non-profiled Programs?
I like the linked question about the "fallback profile". Seems you also put a bounty on it. Great! I have a very poor repu, so I cannot join, elsewise I would consider.
Dec
19
comment Is apparmor actually working well enough?
@stonedsquirrel: I really appreciate your input. really. I think I have to life with some downvoting witout giving the chance to let a topic "grow". Or maybe worse without understanding? So I can be happy to had your inputs, which made a closed question still a success to me :) I still wonder why we let the chance of MAC go so easily and I am conviced Ubuntu is less safe than possible. I am not a maintainer I cannot coplain really, yet!
Dec
19
comment How does AppArmor deal with non-profiled Programs?
@jrg: (1) Nice list (few packages covered though..:( (2) The irony is that LXC says this: "sorry not safe yet". Kind of defering the purpose of using a "linux container" in the first place, when its rather likely to be not safe. At present I cannot manage to get Ubunut safe neither via LXC nor AppArmor.
Dec
19
comment How does AppArmor deal with non-profiled Programs?
@jrg: There is no kind of "fallback profile" / "defaul rule" for the unprofiled program?
Dec
19
comment Is apparmor actually working well enough?
@stonedsquirrel: maybe I am guilty of what you say. The original question is: "is Is apparmor actually working well enough?" and that is mainly how I meant it. You are most likely 100% right that nobody explicitly claimed that the system is safe (i.e. by AppArmor). My point was to highlight this and asking if I am write. If you, like most downvoters are happy to not perceive the issues of the question, this is your very right. It won't improve anything so :(
Dec
19
answered How does AppArmor deal with non-profiled Programs?
Dec
19
comment How does AppArmor deal with non-profiled Programs?
A famous example for a potentially vulnerable software without active profile is the firefox browser.
Dec
19
asked How does AppArmor deal with non-profiled Programs?
Dec
19
awarded  Commentator
Dec
19
comment Is apparmor actually working well enough?
@fossfreedom: I greatly appreciate your response, as at least this is more a position than those simply downvoting
Dec
19
comment Is apparmor actually working well enough?
@fossfreedom: The point is taken. Let alone the structure the question can benefit from imporvement. But the core topic is valid and it distresses me to see how easily the valid concern is discarded for the sake of form. :(
Dec
19
comment Is apparmor actually working well enough?
wonderful! As soon as security concerns are brought forward, the inconvinient truth is silenced by downvoting. That's the way to address the issue. The downvoters can not give an answer neither comment? Maybe even somebody caring enough to downvote can elaborate on this here chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/6785/safety-security-of-ubuntu
Dec
19
revised Is apparmor actually working well enough?
added some links to sources