Linux Mint security – 28 days later

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Great reading, as always, thanks!
     
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    First nice article
    Security experts tell me security is a process and a state of mind. So as long as they consider this an incident (**** happens) those developers still have the same mindset on (lowered) security (ask any Ubuntu propagandist).

    When they only change the security of the website (distribution point) and not of the distro itself, my fear would be that they are STILL "happier campers" as you named it (so don't tell me I did not told you so ;) ).

    Bottem line: MINT telling people to "go home and get a nice quiet sleep" brings bad associations into memory about risk awareness.
     
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  5. chrisretusn

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    I still recommend Mint. Stuff happens.
     
  6. zorro zorrito

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    I uninstalled MInt from my two pc's and installed Ubuntu, is it fine?
     
  7. oliverjia

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    Yes you are good to go. Ubuntu is the best balance between usability and security (IMO).
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Is it fine in what sense?
    Mrk
     
  9. zorro zorrito

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    Security
     
  10. Mrkvonic

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    Security getting compromised packages downloaded from supposedly official channels (like the breach), or day-to-day management & updates?
    Mrk
     
  11. zorro zorrito

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    all kind of security
     
  12. The Red Moon

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    Its only the website which had an issue,not the distro,
    Spreading misinformed FUD on here certainly does not help the mint team.
     
  13. AutoCascade

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    The pc I had moved off Mint I reinstalled Mint (verifying the iso) on it but with Grsec and Firejail & using Chrome so I feel pretty safe, bulletproof actually and with no usability issues either. Mainly because SELinux was giving me headaches on Fedora with using a vpn. I also allow security updates outside of the kernel because I'm running 4.46 now.

    I have uMatrix, uBlockO, & https everwhere on Chrome - with flags that force frames and the resolver into separate processes. PDF's handled by the extension that converts them into html5. Plugins for PDF & Native Client off. Plugins for PepFlash and Widevine on demand only.

    There is no reason security wise not to use Mint and if you feel as I do that you want a higher level of security for peace of mind you can do what I did. It's a personal choice.
     
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