Ubuntu Security :: Firefox Missing Privacy Settings

Jun 16, 2010

I have LTS 10.04 with firefox 3.63 and the cookie settings are not there. Does anyone else have missing privacy settings. I dont like the idea of tracking cookies and want to do what I can to get rid of them.

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Ubuntu :: Firefox Deletes All Cookies / Contrary To Privacy Settings

Sep 24, 2010

Firefox used to work fine, then I played around (only) with privacy settings, and now it deletes all cookies (including ones set to expire in a month) at the end of the session.It is set to "remember history". Moving to a new profile is not an option.

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Ubuntu Security :: Internet Logs - Privacy With Firefox

Jan 8, 2010

These files seem to contain browsing history:
~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxx.default/cookies.sqlite ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxx.default/formhistory.sqlite ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxx.default/downloads.sqlite ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxx.default/places.sqlite ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxx.default/places.sqlite-journal

Therefore I have cleared these files using an erasing program. I am wondering if there are other locations where such log files are stored for Internet browsing. I have looked in the /var/log directory and cannot see anything - for example doing a grep on http:// after browsing in Firefox does not reveal anything obvious.

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Ubuntu :: Privacy And Firefox ?

Jan 5, 2010

I remember that one complaint about XP was the way that when you used Firefox or IE index.dat files were created which were violations of privacy.

If, after browsing, one deletes the relevant firefox files are there any other locations or logs in Ubuntu that record details or times of browsing?

Currently these files seem to contain browsing history:

I have looked in the /var/log directory and cannot see anything but perhaps other people know?

I just want to know if and where browsing activity is located (apart from in the /user/.mozilla directory).

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Ubuntu Security :: Privacy Concerns When Using APT-cacher

May 23, 2010

I have two Ubuntu PCs at home and I found out about apt-cacher as a means of reducing internet usage for updates. (my connection speeds aren't that good). When I install apt-cacher, is it possible for anyone on the internet to use my PC as a repository? If so, how can I allow only computers on my LAN to access the apt-cacher cache?

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Networking :: Security And Privacy Benefits To P2P?

Oct 22, 2010

Has anyone worked in building p2p apps and protocols? I'm talking an actual p2p network of physical devices that is strictly p2p, no servers for most things. Are there security and privacy benefits to p2p? How are addresses handled, like say you want to send a message to a specific friend but you don't have the relatively static IP system in the Internet. How are those things handled?

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Ubuntu :: Pages Not Loading With Security Settings In Firefox And System / Fix It?

Dec 28, 2010

I have been investigating some security precautions over the past several months. I use Ubuntu now instead of windows and FIrefox browser also. I have installed BetterPrivacy, WOT, NoSCript and a few other add ons. I have SELinux, ClamAV, AIDE, and chkrootkit installed for Ubuntu.

When we browse certain web sites, we get an error about the server being reset. However, when I put the Ubuntu install cd in and browse with Firefox, obviously with no add ons or settings changed, we can browse to the site with no problems. We are trying to be secure on the internet and I don't want to lower or get rid of any of the settings / add ons we added. What would cause servers to reset when using Firefox / Ubuntu with browser add ons / OS addons?

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Fedora Security :: BleachBit 0.5.3 - Neat Little Privacy App?

Jul 15, 2009

I stumbled across this privacy app today, it's sort of like a CCleaner for Linux. I only see one mention of it in the forums, and I'm wondering why nobody's using it. It seems to be pretty thorough and preforms as they advertise, the site says it has overwrite capability but I'm not sure what algorithm it's using, as I haven't looked at the code. Anyway seems like something that ought to be in the repos.[URL]...

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Ubuntu Security :: Protecting My Privacy - Measures To Prevent My ISP From Keeping Data

Jun 12, 2010

Intrepid Ibex (U8.10) is what I am using presently and I would like to know if there are measures that I can take to prevent my ISP from keeping data that flows between my PC and it.

I am living in Australia, I am wanting to keep the bastards (read: Australian Government) ignorant about what I use my PC for.

Its them storing any of my personal information that I am worried about, but if I can keep my history from them completely, even better...

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Ubuntu Security :: Business Espionage Dressed Up As ISP "Privacy" Policies?

Dec 2, 2010

A US ISP's "privacy" policy basically states that they will collect any and all of your data (email, posts, surfing etc ) and then "share" it". direct me to a "checklist" which can suggest counter measures for non-geeks? How can we function if we cant trust our ISP? Are there some specific 'tricks' in Ubutu to foil rogue ISPs? If yes, it would be a great 'selling point', especially for professionals concerned that rogue ISPs could "share" their intellectual property.

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CentOS 5 :: Update Firefox 3.0 To Firefox 3.5 Without Losing Any Of Settings / History / Bookmarks

Nov 18, 2009

After several site:centos.org searches on Google and not finding anything remotely related to this question, I ask, how do I update Firefox 3.0 to Firefox 3.5 without losing any of my settings, history, bookmarks ,etc.?

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Security :: Proper Security Settings For Virtual Hosting Of Domains?

Jan 30, 2010

I have a CentOS 5 server in which I use Virtual Hosting and each domain has its own user/pass for login to upload files. The path is /var/www/vhosts/domain name]/httpdocs/What im attempting is setting up the creation of the [domain name] folder from an administration backend under PHP, which I am developing. What Im worried about is if I allow PHP to run command line commands such as mkdir, then what is stopping anyone from doing the same from their php files on my server??? What is the best way to properly setup my server to allow automated creation of the domain structure within my folder system

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Ubuntu :: Keyboard Settings Missing In 11.05?

May 16, 2011

I just upgraded to 11.04 and i can't see all the tabs in keyboard settings like the options to configure the behaviour of the numeric keypad or the settings to move the mouse pointer with the numeric keypad.Now (in 11.04) i only see two tabs (General and Shortcuts) when before i could see: General, Layouts, Accesibility, Mouse Keys, Typing break. I need to access Layouts -> Options (as in ubuntu 10.10) but in ubuntu 11.04

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Ubuntu :: 9.10 - Missing Compiz Config Settings

Nov 22, 2010

Searching for what appears to be "missing" CompizConfig settings in the CompizConfig Settings Manager. How to change the "Cube" into a "Cylinder" and how to enable floating windows (windows that seem to hover just over the cube when it is rotated. Were these eliminated? They were both available in 9.10.

System: Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat
SubSpecifics: SuperOS [URL]

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Ubuntu :: New Compiz Settings Manager Missing Maximumize

Sep 22, 2010

I just updated to Ubuntu 10.04 and am in love with it. However, when I tried to restore everything I had on my compiz, I realized that a integral part for me was missing. The "maximumize" feature is gone. This is the feature that makes a window fill up all the space it can without interfering with other windows, essentially making it like the windows 7 tiling feature, only better since you can do it with multiple windows and in any way you want. This was in the compiz settings manager in 9.10.

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Ubuntu :: Natty System Settings Missing All But 1 Icon?

Jun 19, 2011

My gnome-control-panel (or System Settings) only shows a 'Users' icon, all the rest are gone. I've tried reinstalling gnome-control-center and all related pkgs, so it's a configuration problem of some sort. I see this if I enter a Unity session, Gnome Classic, or Gnome-Session.Here's a screenshot of what it looks like:

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General :: Gconf Settings Missing

Mar 10, 2011

After the successful installation of linux my system was rebooted and opened as root user and got my window with blank screen showing only my computer and trash icons and the rest of the tool bars are invisiblewith an the error like unable to find the Gconf seetings.

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Security :: Missing A Secure.log Or Security.log File

Jul 11, 2010

I seem to be missing a secure.log or security.log file. I have Ubuntu 10.04 and can't find this file. I looked in the /var/log and ran a search command to no avail. Does anyone know where this file is or is it called something else. I'm looking for a file that logs any change to the security settings of the system.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 - GNOME Appearance Settings Missing The Interface Tab?

Apr 21, 2010

I tried out the 10.04 beta in VirtualBox, and the tab for Interface in Appearance Settings was gone. This tab allowed you to edit the appearance of Toolbars in Ubuntu. You could edit whether Icons showed up in the toolbar buttons and whether Text shows up beside it. This is kind of a minor annoyance for me; is there any way to edit this option outside of the appearance settings? I'm sure there is (like editing some config file or GConf), but I'm not sure where.

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Ubuntu :: Missing Graphics Card In Nvidia X Server Settings?

Sep 1, 2010

I have ubuntu 10.4 32 bit. I have 2x gtx 285's in sli that work perfectly fine in sli in windows (so its not a hardware not properly physically installed issue). But in ubuntu in the x server settings only one of the cards shows up. I was wondering if this is a 32 bit issue as in the past running 64 bit they have both shown up fine.

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Icons, Title Bar, Graphic Settings Missing?

May 7, 2011

Ubuntu 10.10, was working perfectly for months and suddenly, when i boot my laptop, i cant see any desktop icons, and get nothing on right-clicking. All applications that i start do not have title bars, and the Appearence->visual effect->which was always set to Extra, now boots with None.

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Debian :: Print Settings Missing - New Installation?

Jun 10, 2015

New netinstall of AMD64 Jessie and using xfce4

I cannot find Print Settings which is usually listed under Settings and I have looked elsewhere in case it has been placed somewhere different and can find no trace of Print Settings.

I have checked synaptic and there are many installed apps listed under 'print' and 'cups'

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Ubuntu :: Format Cption And Take It All Back To The Original Settings, It Says That C: Is Too Small Or Missing?

Oct 6, 2010

Seems that i have totally ****ed up my sony vaio (vgn-fz21z). I've been doing some partitioning and formatting without really knowing what i was doing. Now it is a mess.The vaio comes with pre-installed windows vista, which is no longer installed. I want it to be.Ubuntu 10.4 is installed. In grub I can choose vista but that is only vaio recovery tool. Which is not working. When I try the format cption and take it all back to the original settings, it says that c: is too small or missing.

I also have some cd:s with windows 7 and xp on, but they can't be read. Now the vaio is not even accepting my ubuntu live-cd. I have nothing of importance on the computer, so there would be no problem re-formatting the whole thing. Can it be done? I would prefer is the vaio recovery tool could be left untouched, it has its own partition. I guess I'm asking: is there a way from inside ubuntu to make a total system re-installation, get rid of different partitions and reconstruct c:, so win can be installed again?

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Debian Hardware :: Synaptics Settings Missing After Upgrade?

Feb 3, 2010

after an upgrade today (it's been about a week since last upgrade), synaptics forgot all settings I've set in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-x11-synaptics.fdi, although the file is still there. I can re-enable the desired settings via gsynaptics (more or less, because gsynaptics doesn't give me the option of two finger horizontal scrolling but that's no big deal), however after a restart it forgets the settings as well. There are some synaptics-related errors in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, but I don't understand them. Here's the snippet (the second half is maybe not synaptics-related but mouse-related, I'm not sure):

(II) config/udev: Adding input device "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" (/dev/input/event8)
(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so


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Fedora :: GNOME Window Settings - Missing In FC12?

Nov 18, 2009

noticed that Fedora 12 made some odd design decisions for default GNOME settings, and I couldn't locate the System->Preferences->Windows menu item to change them back. The design options I'm talking about:

* No icons in menus (System menu for instance has no icons, though there are icons under the Preferences and Administration sub-menus... the root System menu though has none)

* Icons on toolbars are configured so the label text appears to the right of the buttons, so this makes File Explorer in Nautilus look funny to me. I like the text appearing beneath the icons like it has always been up until now.

why the Windows configuration has been removed from Fedora 12? The control-center package provides the bins for all the preferences items except for gnome-window-settings; so is it upstream that did this? Anyway, I had to dig around in the gconf-editor to find where the window settings are kept so I could change them "manually", since the Windows tool is gone now. For anyone else who wants to know, it's under /desktop/gnome/interface in the gconf-editor (namely, keys toolbar_style, buttons_have_icons, and menus_have_icons are the ones I changed).

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Debian :: XFCE4 Settings Manager Missing An Icon

Mar 11, 2011

I installed Debian Squeeze (6) yesterday and noticed on the XFCE4 Setting Manager screen, there is no icon showing next to the Screensaver item. All other icons are present. Am I missing a file or package perhaps?

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Ubuntu Security :: Firefox Security Updates For 8.04 LTS?

Apr 8, 2010

Does anyone know when we'll see Firefox 3.0.19 packaged for 8.04 LTS? I'm still stuck at 3.0.18. And what will happen after this? My understanding is that after .19 Mozilla is dropping support for FF 3.0.

Upgrade policies not withstanding, I find it rather annoying when an "LTS" release doesn't keep up with the most security-critical package in the distro, the browser. 8.04 LTS should have moved to FF 3.5+ a *long* time ago. Now it seems it will be forced to do so or else just forget about browser updates for the last year of 8.04?

I know I can install the current Firefox with ubuntuzilla, I just keep wishing Ubuntu would do it for me.

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Ubuntu :: Firefox Remembering Tabs Despite Settings?

Aug 18, 2010

I have Ubuntu 10.04 x86 on my laptop. I think I had this problem with older versions, but I can't remember. Needless to say it's been going on for a while. Firefox is set explicitly to go to my home page [URL] when opening, but it frequently (50% or better) instead opens my tabs from my last session.

How can I fix this?

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Ubuntu :: Import Addons And Settings From Firefox 4.0 Under 10.10?

Apr 5, 2011

I am using firefox 4.0 under ubuntu 11.04 beta which I have just now installed. I want to import addons and settings from firefox 4.0 under ubuntu 10.10 (which is installed on a different partition). What is the best way to achieve this? Shall I simply copy .mozilla folder from the previous installation to the current installation? Is there any better ways?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Privacy Remix Won't Connect To Net

Mar 21, 2010

I just put privacy remix on a usb drive. It seems to be working ok, but no internet.

I'm connecting to the router with an ethernet cable and it works ok in windows.

I can't find anything in the setup guide that says you have to do anything special to connect.

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