Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 25 of 25

Thread: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    India
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    There's something that I noticed about gufw on 13.10.

    On 12.04 if you turn on the gufw all ports show as stealth at grc.com but under 13.10 which has a newer version of gufw some ports are steath while some ports are closed.

    As you know people who are behind their router's firewall wont be able to realize this but guys like me who configure their DSL connection via network manager can see the difference.

    I really wonder why this change ?

    As a workaround I installed ipkungfu and configured it and now all ports are stealth.
    Ubuntu 16.04
    free
    showing high ram usage ? Read this
    When people say "you've changed " there's a 95% chance that you just stopped acting the way they wanted you to.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxratty View Post
    No surprises here, that's for sure.
    http://www.zdnet.com/uks-security-br...os-7000025312/
    Same thing on the Ubuntu site : http://insights.ubuntu.com/resources...ty-assessment/

    This is the pdf : http://insights.ubuntu.com/wp-conten...rt-Summary.pdf


  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    UK
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus

    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxyogi View Post
    On 12.04 if you turn on the gufw all ports show as stealth at grc.com but under 13.10 which has a newer version of gufw some ports are steath while some ports are closed.
    Instead of judging the performance of gufw by what grc.com tells you, you might be interested in what a couple of knowledgeable forum members say about grc.com and the so-called "stealth" concept.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1912957

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1916336

    The link in post #9 of the second thread is interesting. I offer no judgements about the validity of the claims there myself, but thought you might be interested in making your own.
    Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Guide - Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Guide - Forum Guide to BBCode - Using BBCode code tags - IRC #ubuntuforums

    Member: Not Canonical Team

    Please do not PM me about your forum account unless you have been asked to. The correct place to contact an admin about your account is here.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    europa
    Beans
    107
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    +1

    there are only 2 operating systems I trust.

    blackberry os and ubuntu.

    I'm sure there are people saying fedora and the like are as secure as ubuntu is... explain this to me then:

    https://blogs.rsa.com/rsa-peeks-into...hand-of-thief/

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Metro Boston
    Beans
    12,583
    Distro
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: UK's security branch says Ubuntu most secure OS

    I recommend reading the paper on Ubuntu:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...ce-ubuntu-1204

    particularly Sections 6-8 on the specifics of creating an Ubuntu system that meets the CESG's requirements. They give very detailed instructions for modifying a stock Ubuntu 12.04 distribution.

    Ubuntu uses AppArmor, not SELinux, to manage application security. The presence of AppArmor enables Ubuntu to qualify in the platform integrity and application sandboxing category.
    If you ask for help, do not abandon your request. Please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

    Blog · Linode System Administration Guides · Android Apps for Ubuntu Users

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •