[nycbug-talk] Analyzing malicious SSH login attempts

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Tue Sep 12 23:58:38 EDT 2006

On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, George Georgalis wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 12:29:53PM -0400, michael wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 11:52:26 -0400
>> csnyder <chsnyder at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> But you encrypted that key using a strong passphrase, right? They
>>> would have to get your desktop while ssh-agent was running.
>> well.. I don't shut down my home PC when I walk away.  It is usually
>> running.  But I do lock the apartment door [grin].
> you do lock the screen, logout, or otherwise make the agent
> unavailable, right?

If you're running os-x as your desktop box, SSHKeychain has a number of 
handy features, including one to pull the key from the agent when the 
machine sleeps or the screensaver kicks in.  Fairly handy.



> // George
> -- 
> George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE><
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