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Re: Is ubuntu phone resistant to vault 7 attacks?


And I'm thinking "no."

I am not aware of a firewall being ported to Ubuntu Phone. Perhaps ufw is built in, and we just need gufw to configure it?

I'm not aware of anti-virus available for Ubuntu Phone. I know Linux is targeted much less, but it is not impervious. And I'm not sure at all how you'd watch file sizes and signatures to make sure the phone isn't hacked.

At first I thought my Nexus 4 running Ubuntu Touch was much safer than android alternatives. Now I know that I was simply trusting it, and did not have the tools to know for sure if it was safe. I'm thinking the browser is pretty wide open as well. I don't think you can install SSL Everywhere or Privacy Badger, and I sure don't think you could run TOR Browser.

There has been a lot of talk about the Ubuntu Touch phone being more secure and just saying goodbye to hackers and exploits. I don't see that as a fact, though. Can you encrypt the file system? Or could a researcher grab a phone and have potentially unlimited attempts at getting at the data?

On 03/07/2017 12:39 PM, Simos Xenitellis wrote:
On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 5:15 PM, Melvin Carvalho
<melvincarvalho@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal
including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized "zero day" exploits, malware
remote control systems and associated documentation. This extraordinary
collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of
code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA


Mark Shuttleworth has previous said that Ubuntu is strongly resistant to

Many reports of Android and IOS targeting, perhaps this is a good reason to
switch to ubuntu phone?

The short answer is Yes.

Towards that answer, both Android and iOS are much more complex
which does not help you to have a somewhat informed view as to what is
going on inside.


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