Cryptojacking attacks have been increasingly prevalent in 2018 and have even found their way into the Ubuntu Linux software center. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical Inc and Ubuntu Linux isn’t too worried, as he has multiple technologies in place to help mitigate risk.
In a video interview with eWEEK, Shuttleworth provides insight into the technologies that Ubuntu uses to help secure applications and users from multiple risks, including cryptojacking. In a recent cryptojacking attack in Ubuntu, applications were found to be conducting unauthorized cryptocurrency mining on user desktops. The issue was quickly resolved, providing the resilience of Ubuntu’s Snap application packaging system for helping to keep system’s updated.