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Re: Is ubuntu phone resistant to vault 7 attacks?


Does Ubuntu phone have rkhunter and clamav installed and running (either
during runtime or on boot) by default? That could be a great addition.

On Mar 7, 2017 2:54 PM, "Bruce" <bruce.griffis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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
>>> https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/
>>> Mark Shuttleworth has previous said that Ubuntu is strongly resistant to
>>> viruses.
>>> 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.
>> Simos
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