I have Ubuntu 18.4 running on my dual boot PC with Windows10.
When I booted up Ubuntu this morning there was a pop up window advising of 4 new updates for installation and I don’t know if I should since I’m so new to using Ubuntu and Linux so I would like to ask if I should allow these to be installed:
- Google Chrome 71.2Mb
- Boot Loader To Chain-Loader Signed Boot Loaders Under Secure Boot 580Kb
- Secure Boot Chain-Loading Boot Loader (Microsoft Signed Binary) 345Kb
- Ubuntu Base 22.9Mb with a note under it of “Technical Description”
Should I allow all 4 to be installed or not.
Yes. Official updates are trustworthy.
I’m on Linux Mint.
Do I apply Official updates? Yes.
Do I take a Timeshift snapshot before the updates? Yes.
Do I take a regular (monthly) stand-a-lone backup of my system? Yes
OK, thank you both. That’s a relief to know.
With the grub UEFI updates definitely update, as the vulnerability with memory leaks and parsing grub spills are still around. Hence why always update no matter what? Of late it has been quite quiet update wise, but just goes to show how committed Ubuntu Security team is? If there is one thing I love about Linux it’s whenever a vulnerability arises, it might take a while but Linux security boffins are always there patching away for us the end users.
That is good to know and thanks.