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 to auto login (straight to desktop without any password)

I am currently downloading Loki and will be clean installing it tonight over Freya. This is my old parent's desktop. They get really irritated with logging in with a password. How do I do this? (Last ...
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My sudoers setting is not working

I tried to use visudo to edit the sudoers setting, and I added a line for my account below the root, here is how I do it username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/apt-get update,/usr/bin/apt-get dist-...
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Unable to install Eset Nod32

Cannot get past the first step, which requires changing permissions on the Eset installer. Has anyone else installed Eset Nod32 for Linux home successfully on Elementary OS? If so, how?
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Resetting password for authentication change to user account

In the past I've (probably) set password to authenticate changes in users' accounts. I've lost the password and cannot perform important changes in users setting tab. Unfortunately I'm new to Linux ...
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ElementaryOS not accepting any kind of port forwarding

I have been attempting to get a local computer running ElementaryOS set up as a remote server for the past couple days now. I made sure the UFW was turned off entirely for testing, I messed with my ...
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ElementaryOS Payment

I recently donwloaded ElementaryOS thinking that you have to pay a minimal amount of money to get the OS and it never came to my mind that I can put 0$ as an input. The problem is that I entered all ...
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Automatically enter disk encrypt password?

I’m messing around with setting up an old Mac Mini to mess with some projects like setting up a home VPN and using it as a free web server to mess around with my website development projects. I set up ...
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Resum from suspend briefely shows running application before login prompt, fault found on Thinkpad T430 and T460

When opening the lid on either my ThinkPad T430 or T460 for a short period I can see what I was working on when I closed the lid, then the password / system login prompt appears after. This is a ...
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Introducir la contraseña para desbloquear su depósito para claves de inicio de sesión en Chrome

Al abrir el navegador google chrome siempre me aparece este mensaje. No resulta molesto el hecho de tener que meter la contraseña pero el caso es que no reconoce la contraseña habitual de inicio de ...
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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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Can I install elementary on a Mac with a T2 chip?

I'm thinking of buying a 2020 Mac mini. I can't get out of the Apple ecosystem just yet, but later on, I'd like to switch to something more open like Linux. I've read a lot of things about Apple's ...
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WiFi password request keeps cycling and won't connect

I'm using the latest version of elementary - HERA 5.1.2 - and it keeps asking for the password when I try to login to the home WiFi. I have previously had it connected so I'm confused as to why it ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to add log-in user names and passwords for sites in Epiphany? [closed]

Sometimes I can't save log-in user names and passwords for sites, even if I click Save when prompted. For example for Flickr. I guess it's an Epiphany bug, but I couldn't find any information about it....
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What is the password to update the previous elementary to Loki?

I tried to upgrade straight to Loki but the installer asks for a password that I do not know. What is the password?
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How do I install current versions of OpenSSH and LibreSSL?

The versions of OpenSSH and OpenSSL that ship with the Ubuntu base version can be several releases out of date. How can I install updated versions?
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When I click Administration account, it will not let me on the account. How can I unlock the settings from the guest account? [duplicate]

Whenever I click the admin account, it will not let me on it and only comes up with my background picture. This has happened for a while as I once turned off my laptop whilst it was going through an ...

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