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    Default Canonical Dev: ‘Don’t Use Linux Mint for Online Banking – It’s Unsecure’

    Mint’s decision to prevent packages with known security issues from updating – from the kernel and browser to the boot-loader and Xorg display server – leaves its users with a “vulnerable system”, says Oliver Grawert.

    “Instead of just integrating changes properly with the packages in the ubuntu archive they instead suppress doing (security) updates at all for them. i would say forcefully keeping a vulnerable kernel browser or xorg in place instead of allowing the provided security updates to be installer makes it a vulnerable system, (sic)”.

    “I personally wouldn’t do online banking with it.”
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    look who is talking Ubuntu doesn't backport all the security updates for the kernel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramesh View Post
    Wow...That is quite unfortunate. You would think security is key.
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    How about instability after an update? i dont jump for updates myself in all cases

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    Yeh...Sometimes updates break things.
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    Well, holes were uncovered in the beloved Ubuntu too. Apparently the NSA mandates these stuff...

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