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My bumpy upgrade path to Ubuntu 22.04 – Part 2

Part 1 can be read from this link.

My first attempt at upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04

Once I stabilized Ubuntu to where it was usable on a consistent basis, I then proceeded to the steps needed to initiate and test the 22.04 upgrade.

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My bumpy upgrade path to Ubuntu 22.04 – Part 1

A few months ago when my Ubuntu 20.04 virtual machine began to freeze consistently during the boot process (requiring me to force quit VirtualBox), I began to wonder whether it was time for me to upgrade to 22.04.

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Report: Your iPhone Is Vulnerable to Hacking Even When Turned Off

Posted by: Lucas Nolan | Breitbart
May 21, 2022

Researchers have developed a method to run malware on iPhones even when the devices appear to be powered off. The Bluetooth chip in all iPhones has no way to digitally sign or encrypt the firmware it runs, researchers have now developed a method to exploit the lack of security on the chip and run malicious firmware allowing the researchers to track the iPhone’s location or run new features.

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Your Ethernet port may still be ok even if wired Internet fails

Ethernet cable plugged into MacBook Pro

Encountered a potentially troubling situation recently when I wasn’t able to obtain a wired Ethernet connection from my MacBook Pro, while wifi worked fine. For security and stability reasons, I rely on my wired Internet connection. Fearing a major repair bill, I found the simple fix after failing to get the desired result from following standard troubleshooting techniques suggested on blog posts.

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