Questions tagged [security]

Security covers a wide-ranging set of topics including Users, Permissions, Authentication, Authorization, Upgrades, Firewalling, Hardening, etc.

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(Is it possible to find out) what caused or might have caused my encrypted home folder to get unmounted?

Two days ago while I was working with OpenShot video editor that was constantly crashing, my home folder got unmounted. When I tried to access my data there were only two files in my home folder: ...
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Is elementary a Good Choice for a Corporate Setting?

Would elementary os be a good choice of Linux distros for a corporate setting? I'm just curious.
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Elementary OS keeps on booting into a disabled administrator account

In order to better be able to administer my workstation which is used by the entire household I have set up one administrator account and took away administrator privileges for all the others. However ...
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How to remove the password request from the key deposit

I would like to not have to type the password every time I start google chrome in the system. Thanks in advance
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Save passwords for applications not working

I installed a elementary OS on my notebook last week. Everything works fine until the password saving for applications like Thunderbird or ownCloud desktop client. I never got this problem before. I ...
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Suspension of system results in unresponsive lockscreen

As the title says, the system will randomly "lock me out" of my laptop if it goes to sleep by itself. The lockscreen won't allow me to click and input my password again, which forces me to do a full ...
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(Correct) password not working

My (correct) password no longer works at login screen. At the login screen the password field accepts my password but does not allow me to log in. I just get the usual "field-shake" response and a ...
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The entrance is running a curve. Help (

When entering the correct password, it throws it back to the password entry form. How do I deal with this? I've already installed the system 3 times and it doesn't help. Maybe someone had such a ...
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Terminal is not accepting my user password in Elementary os

elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera Terminal is not accepting my user password in Elementary os. Very strange because I have not changed my user password and it also works when I log in. Have had many installs ...
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Can't Lock My Computer

I just did a clean install of Elementary OS. For some reason, clicking lock (from the upper right) or pressing [mod] + L doesn't lock my computer. Any ideas on how to get my computer to lock?
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vGriver: problem with sync

how are you? Hope everything is good! I'm having some problems with vGriver sync. There is a daley, and sometimes i've to open a few times de app just to 'update'. Sometime it takes like 20/30min to ...
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ZFS Encryption on root in Elementary os 6

Will Elementary OS 6 support ZFS filesystem encryption on root?
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Every time Brave opens, it asks for "password to unlock key chain"

Every time brave browser opens, it asks for permission to access my keychain. I believe this is a permissions issue, but am uncertain. How can I give Brave access to my keychain without having to ...
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Authentication through Active Directory

I am coming from a Windows Background, and really impressed with Linux specially elementary os and i am very confident on replacing the windows machines with elementary os. I have figured out the ...
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Thunderbird update not available

I'm using elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera and Thunderbird 68.10.0. Since there's a security warning on versions prior 78.6.1 I tried to update, with no success. AppCenter has no updates for Thunderbird. ...
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security updates and software updates

hi i am very new to elementary os and interested how secure the os for using with my everyday purchasing. also how often are security updates and software updates are applied to the os. many thanks ...
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root password demo mode Odin

I'm trying to try the Odin demo mode but when I connect to the internet, the system asks me for the password. Could someone please pass it to me? Thank you
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Is there a way to lock certain apps?

I share my PC with my brother. So, I was wondering if there was any way to lock certain apps. Making another account or a guest account is out of the question. Is there any app to do so?
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Can't login, recurring password prompt possibly due to filesystem full

NOOB alert I have been using elementary os for a couple of months without issue. I noticed a couple of days ago a low file space alert. So I increased my root partition from 12 GB to 26 GB which ...
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Finger Print Reader Dell G5 5587 15inch

I have no idea how to enable the finger print reader in order to login.. Side not how could I get fingerprint reader to then enter sudo password when required in the terminal?
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How do I get mail to trust my mail server?

I'm running Zimbra mail server on a Linux box. Thought I'd give Elementary a whirl to see if it's something my family members could use. When I ran Mail and gave it my account settings, I was prompted ...
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Showing that Password is incorrect even though I'm typing the exact correct password

First i thought that I forgot the password literally, then i went to the system recovery to change the password. After changing the password the same thing is happening i.e. It is showing incorrect ...
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Authentication Error After Lock

So a little issue here. Whenever I unlock the system after it locks (either manual or automatic lock), the system does not seem to fully unlock. As in, I have to authenticate every single system ...
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Can't type in my password when waking laptop from sleep mode

When I put my Vaio E Series laptop into sleep mode and wake it up, I can move my mouse and click things, but can't type my password with my keyboard at the login screen. I can click the submit ...