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  1. Re: Preferred Firewall on Debian 10

    ufw is solid and provides verbose logging, which is helpful for my use case. It also has a graphical user interface called gufw.
  2. Re: Ubuntu Home Users Security (friendly) Discussion

    Do I recommend AV for Linux? :/ In theory, it's necessary, but it's difficult to get right. Symantec Endpoint Protection in my opinion has the best product.
  3. Re: Ubuntu Home Users Security (friendly) Discussion

    I wish to add that my antivirus scanner picked up the first Linux threat I've seen in an email (and this was at home). :)
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    Re: Have you upgraded to 20.04?

    Aside from the entire rebuilding of the install scripts, so I have to use yaml instead of debian installer commands in the preseed. Yes, it's "easier" to use yaml, but I still have to redo all of the...
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    Re: Have you upgraded to 20.04?

    Switching from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS was a headache for the enterprise. But for home, it was so simple. The new kernel really improved my experience on my HP as well, running newish amd of two years...
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    Re: SQUID Proxy redirection URLs

    The wiki explains how to accomplish this with scripts. It's a bit involved.

    https://wiki.squid-cache.org/Features/Redirectors

    Here's an example.
    ...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: I received and odd email security notice:confused:

    You likely have everything covered, but here's a short YouTube video that describes spear phishing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZc2oXfz9Qs

    It is possible to be scammed or hacked outside of a...
  8. Re: Extending the Security of Ubuntu 14.04 with ESM Enabled

    Oh, you likely did not install the tool. I thought I forgot to include it, but I did not.

    Here is how you install it.



    $ sudo apt update
    $ sudo apt install ubuntu-advantage-tools
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 Security Checkup

    That looks sleek! Yes, CIS standardization would be a good framework. Then move on to continuous integration with Git or GitLab. You can pull it into a system configuration management tool like...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 Security Checkup

    Hello glad to do a review.

    So far, besides the MySQL configuration, you configuration looks excellent. And except for the fail2ban configuration (I used a script to ban any server pinging me or...
  11. Re: How To Setup Fingerprint Authentication (Lenovo Laptop)

    Unfortunately I have some more bad news. This does not appear to be an Ubuntu certified machine: https://certification.ubuntu.com/make/Lenovo?&page=15

    If you want to use Linux only and this is a...
  12. Re: How To Setup Fingerprint Authentication (Lenovo Laptop)

    You may need to enable it with this command: sudo pam-auth-update

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1231185/fingerprint-login-in-20-04
  13. Re: How To Setup Fingerprint Authentication (Lenovo Laptop)

    You are going to want to install fprint. You may need to do it with the following command in the terminal.
    ...
  14. [all variants] Re: Do I need to make new authorized_keys?

    Simply use RSA instead of login, do not allow root access remotely, and force users with access to login into an elevated account once they sign-in. Push your SSH traffic on a different port, like 23...
  15. [other] Re: Information needed on FIPS certified OpenSSL 1.1.1

    I wanted to know is the FIPS changes are ported to OpenSSL 1.1.1 and OpenSSL 1.1.1 crypto itself is FIPS certified?

    It appears to only be the case with pro public cloud. Or Ubuntu advantage...
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    Re: Nightmare with Focal Fossa

    Yes, that's very odd. Keep us posted. I don't think there is anything inherit to 20.04 LTS that would cause these issues. Perhaps your quarrel is with snap-store?
  17. [all variants] Re: Do I need to make new authorized_keys?

    You should take the following steps.

    1. Backup your data. Sanitize it for possible malware or bad data you wish to keep off your device.
    2. Remove Pi from network.
    3. Change credentials to...
  18. Re: How far does DELL customize Ubuntu on its machines (if at all)?

    Check out its OEM repository for details. They make adjustments to kernel and patches to hardware.

    https://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/

    My main Debian machine runs on Dell hardware. I run...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: I received and odd email security notice:confused:

    Are you certain it wasn't forwarded from Mimecast? Sometimes that header can become difficult to follow.

    Without the full information, it's hard for us to provide much more advice. :(
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    Re: UFW not blocking IP range

    What's the rule? It should something like this.

    ufw deny proto tcp from 202.54.1.0/24 to any port 22
  21. Re: Cyber Defense student using MacBook Pro 2012 for Linux, MacOs and Windows

    I installed Ubuntu on a 2012 Macbook. The batteries swelled. I'm not sure if Linux was the cause, but the PC overheated. This was long before I had several years of Linux experience. I would say, if...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu doesn't recognize encrypted storage drives

    Oh so the problem is that the disk is labelled unknown yet you can access and write to the drive? It sounds like a possible integration issue with gnome disk or that the app is creating a filesystem...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu doesn't recognize encrypted storage drives

    Hey, I like your name, useless-semicolon; hope you enjoy your time here. :D

    I'm having a hard time understanding the problem, but I think it's because I need to see what you're seeing.

    Your...
  24. [xubuntu] Re: Strange (unknown) authorization request without me triggering anything

    Ah. Please use 20.04 LTS release instead and see if the issue exists.
  25. [xubuntu] Re: Strange (unknown) authorization request without me triggering anything

    Have you modified your sudors file? See this for information:

    https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/181558/error-no-tty-present-and-no-askpass-program-specified-tty-unknown-pwd-u

    For some...
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