Canonical Will Secure Distribution of 3rd-Party Apps

Third-party .deb packages will no longer be "welcomed" in Ubuntu

By on May 9th, 2012 10:41 GMT

Canonical announced at the Ubuntu Developer Summit that they will continue to enhance the security around third-party .deb packages provides by the community on websites and blogs.

"Care has been taken over the years to ensure that clicking a link to an executable on a website doesn't cause untrusted code to be run, and that all package downloads from the Ubuntu archive and from PPAs can be done securely."

"But lots of community and third-party documentation directs users to download unsigned .debs from websites and install them, and software center facilitates this. We need to examine the security around third-party packages." - was stated in the meeting notes.

Ubuntu Developer Summit for Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), the upcoming version of the popular Ubuntu operating system, is taking place these days in Oakland, USA, between 7 and 11 May.

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