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Slackware-13.37-Hacks-SLiM

Posted 09-18-2011 at 10:50 PM by arniekat

Simple Login Manager

SLiM is a Lightweight Graphical Login Manager designed as a replacement for GDM/KDM/XDM.

Compile and install slim-1.3.2 from SlackBuilds.org

After installing SLiM, the only two changes I make are turning off the X Servers listening on Port 6000 TCP for incoming connections for use in Remote X-Windows Sessions (with the -nolisten tcp flag) and changing the default SLiM theme to use the Slackware theme.

Here is what an...
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Slackware-13.37-Hacks-UFW

Posted 09-18-2011 at 09:11 PM by arniekat

Uncomplicated Firewall

Get the SlackBuild Tarball for Slackware 13.1 from SlackBuilds.org. It will be for ufw version 0.27. Go to https://launchpad.net/ufw and download the ufw-0.30.1.tar.gz source code. After untarring the SlackBuild tarball, open the ufw.SlackBuild with a text editor and change the version to 0.30.1, like so:

PRGNAM=ufw
VERSION=${VERSION:-0.30.1}
BUILD=${BUILD:-1}
TAG=${TAG:-_SBo}

Save the SlackBuild with the changes,...
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Slackware-13.37-Hacks-Opera Hardening

Posted 08-27-2011 at 06:04 PM by arniekat

Opera 11.50 Web Browser Hardening

These are the settings I use on Opera, however you may go more stricter or looser with your security settings depending on your needs.

The current version available from SlackBuilds.org is Opera-11.50. After repackaging with the SlackBuild and installing Opera, run the application and do the following:

Click Opera Menu (Upper Left-Hand Corner) > Settings > Preferences OR CTRL+F12

General Tab >...
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Slackware-13.37-Hacks-Google Chrome 12 Hardening

Posted 07-15-2011 at 05:02 PM by arniekat

Google Chrome 12 Web Browser Hardening

Source - Google-Chrome README.txt

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 How-To) which will disable banners, ads, click-trackers, etc.

The packages you will need to...
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Slackware-13.37-Hacks-Claws Mail/GnuPG

Posted 07-11-2011 at 10:43 PM by arniekat

Claws-Mail with GnuPG Encryption

This tutorial will setup Claws-Mail with HTML Mail Viewing, Spam Filtering and GnuPG Encryption. If you use Yahoo Mail or some other service, you will need to get the settings for your email from your provider. The information here came from the Claws-Mail Help and from SlackBuilds.org.

Compile and install the following applications in the following order from SlackBuilds.org

1. libetpan-1.0 (Dependency of Claws-Mail)...
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