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Slackware-13.37-Hacks-Firefox 5 Hardening

Posted 07-01-2011 at 11:21 PM by arniekat

Mozilla-Firefox 5 Hardening

The current version of Firefox for Slackware 13.37 is mozilla-firefox-5.0 from the patches directory. Always use the latest version to get the latest security updates. Also, having a HOSTS file will block banners, ads, 3rd party cookies, hijackers and webbugs. The tutorial for the HOSTS file is listed separately.

See http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

If you want to play Flash content, compile and install flash-player-plugin...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-FireHOL

Posted 05-10-2011 at 12:36 AM by arniekat

FireHOL Firewall

FireHOL 1.273 (Current Version) is an iptables firewall generator producing stateful iptables packet filtering firewalls, on Linux hosts and routers with any number of network interfaces, any number of routes, any number of services served, any number of complexity between variations of the services (including positive and negative expressions). FireHOL is a language to express firewalling rules, not just a script that produces some kind of a firewall.
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Slackpkg

Posted 03-11-2011 at 12:17 AM by arniekat

Slackpkg Tutorial for Security Updates

Slackpkg 2.81.1 is included in the Full Installation of Slackware-13.1. One of its functions is to keep your system up-to-date with regard to security updates from the network/Internet. It does not replace pkgtool, but uses pkgtool to install/upgrade packages.

You need to uncomment one mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors file

# vi /etc/slackpkg/mirrors

You can include new mirrors in this file, including...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Google Chrome Hardening

Posted 03-07-2011 at 01:53 PM by arniekat

Google Chrome Web Browser Hardening

These are the settings I use on Google Chrome, however you may go more stricter or looser with your security settings depending on your needs. I tend to disable any passwords saved, suggestions for searches, etc. Also, you can remove a lot of junk by using a hosts file (see the Hosts File Hack) which will disable banners, ads, etc.

The current version available from SlackBuilds.org is google-chrome-9.0.597.84, but since the snapshot...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Su/Sudo Hardening

Posted 03-07-2011 at 01:20 PM by arniekat

Su/Sudo Hardening Tutorial

In a default Slackware 13.1 installation, you create a root user with a root password. Normally, I create a regular user who is a member of the following groups: audio, cdrom, floppy, netdev, plugdev, power, users, video and wheel. The thought being that only members of the "wheel" group should be allowed to su (switch user) to root to do administrative work. Here's how it works:

bash-4.1$ su
Password: <root_password>...
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