Re: [opensource-62] wireless security when traveling

From: Josh A.
Sent on: Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:13 PM
SSH should be safe but there are a few things of which to be aware. Make sure you know the server is the one you meant to connect. Remember the first time you connect to an SSH server and it asks you to verify the key and cache it? I would never do that over a public network to avoid man in the middle attacks. If possible, use certificates instead of password authentication. 

SSH tunneling is handy for private browsing when a VPN isn't available. 

See this not too terrible guide:


On Jul 26, 2012, at 11:53 AM, "mowgli" <[address removed]> wrote:

oh another example is if i need to ssh back into a box here in tx.  its ssh but i might have to do it from a wep or 0 enc wifi spot there.  is there any benefit to using a temporary pw in this scenario?

yes i know vpn is better, abstinence is best (not to get all fundamentalist), but emergencies arise & i havent setup vpn yet.

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