- Sep 30, 2005
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How to Enable and Set up Automatic Unattended Security Updates on Ubuntu 18.04
Regularly updating your Ubuntu system is one of the most important aspects of overall system security. If you don’t update your operating system’s packages with the latest security patches, you are leaving your machine vulnerable to attacks.
If you are managing multiple Ubuntu machines manually updating the system packages may be time-consuming. Even if you manage a single Ubuntu installation sometimes you may overlook an important update. This is where automatic unattended updates come handy.
With all the nastys flying around the net even penguins need to be vigilant.In this tutorial, we will walk through how to install and configure automatic unattended updates on Ubuntu 18.04. The same steps apply for Ubuntu 16.04 and any Ubuntu-based distribution, including Kubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS.