Set up Automatic Unattended Security Updates on Ubuntu 18.04 or Mint or any Debian.


Abarbarian

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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.
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.
With all the nastys flying around the net even penguins need to be vigilant.

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'How to enable and set up automatic unattended security updates on Ubuntu 18.04.'

Well for once I think Microsoft have the drop on them Penguin peeps cos that function comes built in with Win 10.

Sorry, just couldn't resist this volte-face :D
 

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'How to enable and set up automatic unattended security updates on Ubuntu 18.04.'

Well for once I think Microsoft have the drop on them Penguin peeps cos that function comes built in with Win 10.

Sorry, just couldn't resist this volte-face:D
Yup Microsoft sure do have a head start on the poor old penguins. :nod:
 

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Do I detect a hint of sarcasm in your reply oh Barbaric one? ;)

What I didn't say was 'Granted, with Win 10 you get the updates whether you want them or not and if, by default, those updates are set to automatic Murphys Law dictates MS will reboot the system right in the middle of a particularly intense online gaming session'.

The perfect operating system has yet to be invented...
 

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