Questions tagged [security]

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

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How safe is elementary OS

This question sounds like exact duplicate of https://askubuntu.com/questions/30032/how-safe-is-ubuntu. May or may not, but I would like to know How safe is elementary OS ?
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Two times password required for booting

My version is Freya, and I chose encryption of my harddisk at the installation. The whole HDD is used with one root partition and one swap partition. The first time it asks for password is just ...
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Why Can't I Log In to Gmail with Geary or Mail?

When I tried to add my Gmail account, I was notified by Google with a message that follows: Sign-in attempt prevented Hi, Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account from an app ...
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Does elementary receive Debian's security update?

I was looking for a distribution to install a Linux system after a couple of years, and I really liked elementary OS! But I was reading about it and it is based on Ubuntu, which is based on Debian. ...
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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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Does elementary OS perform any sort of remote data collection?

What happens with my data, if I do not enable Privacy Mode in System Settings? What data does elementary OS collect from my device in general? And is the Amazon Web Search which Ubuntu implemented ...
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How to change or remove keyrings on elementary OS

It always asks me to put a password in, but I think it is annoying: Is there a way to remove this? I tried resetting the system settings, but that didn't work, I also tried to find it, but everything ...
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Why is there a delay when I enter my password incorrectly?

Whenever I enter my password incorrectly upon login, there's a delay before I can try again. Why is this? Is there a way to remove the delay?
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What about sudo makes it less secure than pkexec?

I just heard that it isn't recommended to use sudo -i on GUI programs - because it's less secure. Is there any truth here - is there an advantage to this: sudo -i pantheon-files /location over ...
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Why is running commands with sudo dangerous?

I know that sudo can do some bad things - there are warnings everywhere: But I'm interested as to what is likely to happen when using sudo - why is it so dangerous, and what can I do to reduce that ...
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How can I remove the password prompt from the lock screen?

I have enabled Auto Login in the settings. But if the laptop goes inactive, the screen get locked and wants to know the password. Is there a solution to deactivate the password query on the lock ...
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How does elementary determine the strength of a password?

I'm curious as to how the strength of a password is calculated, because the password I just entered wasn't classed at full strength: When it is full for Google, Medium for Microsoft and Full for ...