Linux Expert Matthew Garrett: Ubuntu 16.04's New Snap Format Is a Security Risk
Ubuntu's supposedly secure app package format doesn't do much to improve security on the desktop, according to a well-known Linux kernel developer.
The new Snap app package format is a headline feature of the new Ubuntu 16.04, touted by Canonical as a secure way of developing software that makes it impossible for an app to steal your data.
But that claim is only half true, according to Matthew Garrett, a well-known Linux kernel developer and security developer at CoreOS.
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