Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Dec 2006 17:57 UTC, submitted by falko
Privacy, Security, Encryption "This guide describes how to generate and use a private/public key pair to log in to a remote system with SSH using PuTTY. PuTTY is an SSH client that is available for Windows and Linux. Using key-based SSH logins, you can disable the normal username/password login procedure which means that only people with a valid private/public key pair can log in. That way, there is no way for brute-force attacks to be successful, so your system is more secure."
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RE: Ummm....
by steviant on Mon 11th Dec 2006 01:14 UTC in reply to "Ummm...."
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"All one vengeful ahole has to do is double click putty, connect, cd /, rm -rf *, and you're out of business."

Unless, of course you're a responsible admin who makes daily backups that you can roll back to.

But then again, someone that organized would probably know how to do everything from a limited privilege account.

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