Dear Snapcraft Developers,
I’ve been experiencing a recurring problem with my Ubuntu system that seems to be related to using software installed from the Snap repository.
Whenever I use certain applications installed through Snap, they initially function well, but after some time, my computer display flashes and the system freezes. During these freezes, I can sometimes move the mouse cursor, but cannot interact with any software or system functions. As a result, I’m forced to manually reset my system using the reset button. Also keep in mind, it might were hacking attacks because I know people who want to observe, control and manipulate me. I used to live in an old apartment building. And I heard that the neighbor which lived above me, spoke loudly, and I heard that he could find out all my passwords, all visited websites, where I’ve been, my location (my Android-smartphone was also hacked). And many other things happened. I’m already fighting against this since 2011.
Interestingly, this issue does not occur when I use software installed from the original Ubuntu repositories and sandbox them using Firejail. However, this workaround is not ideal since there are several Snap-exclusive applications that I find useful and would like to continue using.
Now, I’m safe. I’m using Firefox, Thunderbird, whatsapp-for-linux, teams-for-linux and many others in firejail, VPN (OpenVPN solution, and plugin in browser from the VPN-provider, so the communication in browser is encrypted twice), password have changed, F2A everywhere, if it’s possible.
Now I want just to improve the security issue in snapd.
To assist you in troubleshooting, here are some additional details:
Ubuntu version: 23.04, Kernel: 6.4.1 (compiled myself, source from kernel.org), Snap version: 2.59.5, List of problematic software: firefox, thunderbird, whatsapp-for-linux, teams-for-linux, chatgpt-desktop, System specifications: Laptop DELL G3 3779, CPU - 12 × Intel® Core™ i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz, RAM 16 GB, Grafikcard - NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti, Grafikcarddriver 535.54.03 (downloaded and installed from www.nvidia.com/de-de/drivers/unix because it works with the latest kernel better), Steps to reproduce: I’ll be using the problematic software in a VM of Virtualbox.
I kindly request your assistance in resolving this issue. I hope that improving this could benefit not only myself but also other users who might be facing similar problems.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Best regards, Eugen Mjasiscev