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Old 02-14-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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Adobe flashplayer secure installation?


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.




greetings,
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:34 PM   #2
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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_11.2.202.336_linux_x86_64.tar.gz
5. edit flashplayer-plugin.SlackBuild: change version named to 11.2.202.336 (latest to date).
6. run sh flashplayer-pugin.SlackBuild
7. run upgradepkg --install-new /tmp/flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.336-x86_64-1alien.txz

just update my flash player yesterday. good luck
 
Old 02-14-2014, 04:37 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 05:20 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 02-14-2014, 05:30 PM   #5
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or if there's an alternative to it
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

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Old 02-14-2014, 05:36 PM   #6
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They are alternatives for some videos, yes, but not for video that's encrypted or for things like this:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/
 
Old 02-15-2014, 05:58 AM   #7
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The easiest way to get flashplayer is Alien Bob's package:
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slac...player-plugin/
 
Old 02-26-2014, 11:21 AM   #8
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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).



thanks for your repplies
nattan

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Old 02-26-2014, 12:21 PM   #9
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rkhunter and clamav should be useful. Also make sure to run a firewall and keep up with security updates.
 
Old 02-28-2014, 03:26 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by NaTTaN View Post
but in some cases my Debian installation opens the CD-ROM by itself and the same just happened yesterday on my Slackware installation too.
Occam's razor tells me, that you may have to replace your broken CD-ROM.
 
  


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