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Coming with GNOME 43 is a "Device Security" panel within the GNOME Control Center. While intended to help ensure their system is protected, Ubuntu isn't onboard with this Device Security functionality yet and has stripped it out from their GNOME build for Ubuntu 22.10.

The GNOME Device Security area warns users if Secure Boot is disabled and other platform-related security settings that are less than ideal. This GNOME integration has been worked on by Red Hat engineers along with the lower-level platform checks tied into Fwupd and the like. Eventually the hope is this Device Security area could assist users in improving their security settings beyond just warning them over the current system state.

This week Ubuntu 22.10's GNOME Control Center package (gnome-control-center) package patched out the Device Security panel entirely.


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