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Ubuntu updates for L1 Terminal Fault vulnerabilities

By Canonical on 14 August 2018

For up-to-date patch, package, and USN links, please click here. Today Intel announced a new side channel vulnerability known as L1 Terminal Fault. Raoul Strackx, Jo Van Bulck, Marina Minkin, Ofir Weisse, Daniel Genkin, Baris Kasikci,…

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National Cyber Security Centre publish Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Security Guide

By Will Cooke on 30 July 2018

Last week the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) in the UK issued their latest publication which gives advice on how to configure Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in accordance with their security best practices. The National Cyber Security Centre…

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Meltdown, Spectre and Ubuntu: What you need to know

By Christian Reis on 24 January 2018

As details of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities1 have become clearer a number of statements have been published by the multiple vendors affected; Canonical has issued advisories and updates on fixes and mitigations, the latest of…

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Spectre mitigation updates available for testing in Ubuntu Proposed

By Dustin Kirkland on 17 January 2018

Canonical holds Ubuntu to the highest standards of security and quality. This week we published candidate Ubuntu kernels providing mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5753 (ie, Spectre / Variants 1 & 2) to their respective…

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Ubuntu Updates for the Meltdown / Spectre Vulnerabilities

By Dustin Kirkland on 4 January 2018

  For up-to-date patch, package, and USN links, please refer to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Securi...   Unfortunately, you’ve probably already read about one of the most widespread security issues…

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Canonical helps DeNA lower operational cost of always-on service

By Canonical on 12 December 2017

DeNA is one of the most popular mobile and online platforms in Japan, offering games, e-commerce, entertainment, healthcare, and automotive services. The always-on DeNA infrastructure is powered by Ubuntu. When Canonical released Livepatch…