Posts Tagged ‘secure shell’

Upgrade Security on Secure Shell with a Few Easy Steps

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Here’s some food for thought for network administrators …

Secure Shell is nearly always put in place as a secure replacement for telnet. It’s default behavior for any administrator. But the problem is, out of the box, Secure Shell isn’t as secure as it can be. There are plenty of ways to take this security measure to much higher levels, but which are the quickest to implement that will gain you the most security? Let’s dig in and find out.

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Create an SSH Key with Seahorse

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Here’s a cool trick for Seahorse users …

Seahorse is a very powerful tool for the creation and managing of various keys. Seahorse is the default keyring manager for the GNOME desktop. I have covered Seahorse here on Ghacks before (see “Create, sign, and publish your PGP keys with Seahorse“), but one aspect I didn’t cover was the use of Seahorse for secure shell keys. As you know, you can create secure shell keys that can be used for an even more secure ssh environment. I have shown how this is done via command line (see my article “Five handy secure shell tips and tricks“), but did you know that this can be taken care of using the Seahorse GUI? Let’s take a look and see how this is done.

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