How to ensure the ongoing security and compliance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’

As 14.04 reaches the end of its five-year, Basic Security Maintenance, LTS window in April 2019, support for the OS is transitioning into a new phase - Extended Security Maintenance (ESM).

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Ubuntu is EAL2 certified

Canonical has received Common Criteria EAL2 certification. The evaluation covers a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS on one of the supported platforms listed in the certification report. Common Criteria (CC) for Information Technology Security Evaluation is an international standard (ISO/IEC IS 15408) for Computer security certification. It provides an assurance that a product satisfies a […]

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Securing IoT device data against physical access

Security remains the number one concern when designing and deploying IoT devices. High profile breaches continue to occur and concerns cease to subside. For any organisation, security needs to be front of mind and considered from the start – not as an afterthought. Having no mechanism in which to address security concerns can be as […]

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS「Trusty Tahr」のExtended Security Maintenanceを発表

Ubuntuは、現在、クラウドベースのワークロードの大半を担っています。Ubuntu 16.04 LTSのリリース以来、4.5億のパブリッククラウドインスタンスが起動され、さらに増加を続けています。ウェブスケールの大型デプロイメントの多くがUbuntuを使用しています。これには、金融、ビッグデータ、メディア、その他の多くのワークロードとユースケースが含まれます。顧客が依存する重要なサービスを提供するには、基盤となるオペレーティングシステムの安定性と継続性が不可欠だからです。 Exte...

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr End of Life

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – ESM will become available once Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr reaches its End of Life on April 30, 2019. Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) is an available feature with Ubuntu Advantage, Canonical’s commercial support package. ESM can also be purchased on a stand-alone basis. Contact the Ubuntu experts at Canonical to start planning […]

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Where eagles snap – A closer look

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about snap security, taking a journey through the eyes of a developer and handing over to a user who wants to install applications from the Snap Store. We discussed concepts like application confinement, interfaces, store review, and automatic updates. Today, we will look under the hood, and examine […]

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Canonical publishes auto-apply vulnerability patch for Kubernetes

Charmed distribution of Kubernetes clusters auto-apply vulnerability patches for CVE-2018-1002105 On December 3 2018,  the Kubernetes project disclosed a security vulnerability in all versions of its popular container orchestration software. The vulnerability, CVE-2018-1002105, exists in the Kubernetes API server, and allows an attacker to send arbitrary requests to backend cluster services, such as kubelets. The […]

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