Unity desktop, is it secure?

The Ubuntu Unity is one of the best and most beautiful distros I have ever seen. The Unity desktop truly shines! Hats off to the team that created it.

The only concern I have is the security status of the Unity desktop. I haven’t noticed any recent activity in the code repositories (after the latest release), which raises questions about the existence of procedures to address potential security issues that may arise. Typically, regular updates and bug fixes contribute to a healthy and secure project.

Therefore, I would like to ask about the current status of the project’s development and whether there is someone specifically responsible for ensuring security.

Once again, congratulations on the excellent work!

Unity is just a desktop environment and the distribution itself, in this case Ubuntu, has its own dedicated repositories for core security updates. That means, even if Unity desktop itself hasn’t had much updates recently, you’re still getting security updates via Ubuntu Security repos.

grep security /etc/apt/sources.list

Example, in my case on Ubuntu Unity 23.04 Lunar Lobster (an interim release)

$ grep security /etc/apt/sources.list
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
## security team.
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lunar-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lunar-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lunar-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lunar-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lunar-security multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lunar-security multiverse

Good luck!