Flatpak – a security nightmare – 2 years later
Two years ago I wrote about then heavily-pushed Flatpak, self-proclaimed “Future of Apps on Linux”. The article criticized the following three major flows in Flatpak:
- Most of the apps have full access to the host system but users are misled to believe the apps are sandboxed
- The flatpak runtimes and apps do not get security updates
- Flatpak breaks many aspects of desktop integration
So let’s see how Flatpak developers addressed these fundamental issues.
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