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Security Concerns [Solved]

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I've been using Mint for about 3 years now and love it. However, I've just read this article which has seriously wobbled me as I use Mint for business, not fun.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/11/canonical-dev-dont-use-linux-mint-online-banking-unsecure

Could someone please comment to either put our minds at rest or say if something is being done about it.

Many thanks,

Craig
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Re: Security Concerns

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Enter this command in a terminal:

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grep -i secur /etc/apt/sources.list
If one or more lines are printed, you have security.
Don't stop where the ink does.
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Re: Security Concerns

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I think this topic is relevant: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=148021&start=20
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Re: Security Concerns

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Good Grief.

Mint tries to present to the user a stable and predictable desktop experience. As such and by default it disables kernel ( unless they are really serious ) and xorg updates from MintUpdate. For those of us who have used Ubuntu for any length of time can attest these will eventually ( not always ) result in a reboot to a black screen with white letters or something else that doesn't work.

But looks folks you have the ability to override this default action by enabling Level 4 and 5 updates in MintUpdate.

Think of it as the converse of how Unity on Ubuntu handles your attempt to find something in Dash and you ending up with a listing of things from Amazon. That happens by default but you can now turn it off.

If the end user is going to take umbrage at something it should be Ubuntu's questionable definition of "support" in "Long Term Support".
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Sounds like Ubuntu FUD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_uncertainty_and_doubt) to me... They have to do something considering the a$$-whooping Mint is administering to them... :mrgreen: Lately, there are as many Ubuntu refugees around here as Wondoze refugees! :lol:
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Re: Security Concerns

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Re: Linux Mint Is a Vulnerable System ..

Unread postby xenopeek on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:39 am
Full response by Clem to this controversy here: http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/11/answering-controversy-stability-vs-security-is-something-you-configure/
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Reorx wrote:Sounds like Ubuntu FUD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_uncertainty_and_doubt) to me... They have to do something considering the a$$-whooping Mint is administering to them... :mrgreen: Lately, there are as many Ubuntu refugees around here as Wondoze refugees! :lol:
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For those who've never experienced Ubuntu and Linux Mint installations breaking after a kernel upgrade (a minor version upgrade), the whole of issues seems like nothing. I remember back when Ubuntu used the 2.6.2x to 2.6.3x series and I had kernel upgrades which broke the system every other upgrade.

You might think this is extreme, but some people still have this problem with the current kernels.
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