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Re: OT: Safe to access SSH server from work?

On Thu 05 May 2011 at 20:54:12 -0400, Rob Owens wrote:

> You could run Debian Live on a USB stick (or any other live distro,
> really).  Boot your work machine with that, and you will have a trusted
> machine.  Use that to ssh to your home machine.

I suppose this 'trusted machine' doesn't have a key logger on it?
> And follow the advice that others have already given you.  Specifically,
> disallow password authentication.  That is a biggie.  Even if you have a
> strong password, others on your home machine may not.  As already said,
> you can use AllowUsers in sshd_config to allow only specific users to
> have ssh access.

A strong password is no less secure in brute force terms than a key so
there is no reason to disallow it on those grounds. You can also be sure
you have never left it at home or elsewhere.

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