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[OT] Re: Portable perl: usb thumbdrive

by salva (Abbot)
on Aug 18, 2005 at 10:58 UTC ( #484719=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Portable perl: usb thumbdrive

In the past, I have run ssh client from a usb thumbdrive to my computer at home. However, I really didnt like the idea of my password possibly being logged since there is monitoring software.

which kind of monitoring?

Somebody sniffing the network would not be able to capture your password because all ssh comunications are encrypted and anyway, the password is never transmited to the remote server.

If the monitoring you are talking about is some kind of spyware running on your computer, able to capture keypresses and alike, then you could install some one-time-passwords login system like opie on your server.

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Re: [OT] Re: Portable perl: usb thumbdrive
by zzspectrez (Hermit) on Aug 18, 2005 at 14:13 UTC

    All the machines at my work have a software similar to PCANYWHERE where the IT department can either monitor or take control of your machine. I doubt they log passwords to websites, etc... but they could, and I try to be paranoid about passwords.

    I had thought of setting up s/key which is part of openbsd ( my home server is a openbsd server ) but keeping track of one-time passwords is too much hassle, and I didnt want to have a continual ssh connection running and find out later I am violating some internet/security policy.

    All, in all, the portable perl solution is much simpler..


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