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Higuys, I think this is my first thread in many months, soooooo
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! lol
Let me explain what my question is about, I have a dualboot of Slackware + Debian, but now I have a problem on both when am trying to watch videos on YouTube, so I was wondering if there's a secure way I can install Adobe FlashPlayer on both Slackware and Debian or if there's an alternative to it.
1. Download the latest version of adobe flash player tar.gz file: install_flash_player_linux_x86_64.tar.gz
2. lftp -c 'open ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...urrent/extra/; mirror -c -e flashplayer-plugin'
3. mv install_flash_player_linux_x86_64.tar.gz into flashplayer-plugin direcotry
4. rename package file name from install_flash_player_linux_x86_64.tar.gz into install_flash_player_18.104.22.1686_linux_x86_64.tar.gz
5. edit flashplayer-plugin.SlackBuild: change version named to 22.214.171.1246 (latest to date).
6. run sh flashplayer-pugin.SlackBuild
7. run upgradepkg --install-new /tmp/flashplayer-plugin-126.96.36.1996-x86_64-1alien.txz
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, Slackware Current AMD64, various VMs
It depends upon what you mean by "secure" but if you just want to install Flash on Debian then you can install this package: https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=flashplugin
Then, now and again (as root), run update-flashplugin-nonfree with either "--status" or "--install" flags to check whether it is up to date or install the latest respectively.
Alternatives are using HTML5, which sometimes works, and using a firefox extension that lets you download them or open them with a movie player. I much prefer these over the hopelessly insecure soon to be extinct flashplayer. http://it.slashdot.org/story/14/02/1...ed-for-7-years
In fact, there is an awesome alternative. I use youtube-dl, which is a free and open source script that can download and save youtube videos locally. (Other sites such as The Daily Show may also work.) Especially for longer videos, this + mplayer or vlc beats the crap out of the kludge that is Flash, be it in the trojan or a free form.
Edit: holy crap, the latest version even does vimeo. ?i?s
the matter is am getting a "little paranoid" with these many flash-based attacks and you know is not that am hiding state secrets or financial data of some sort but in some cases my Debian installation opens the CD-ROM by itself and the same just happened yesterday on my Slackware installation too.
I also want to know if there's a guide on how to detect security intrusions and malware(rootkits, bots, etc).