[ILUG] SSH dictionary attacks.
john.allen at dublinux.net
Wed Aug 23 15:57:50 IST 2006
On Wed 23 Aug 2006 11:54, Aine Douglas wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I'm getting sick of seeing log entries for SSH dictionary attacks, the
> latest coming in the middle of me watching a live log while trying to
> solve a problem.
> I'd like to switch off password access and only allow private key
> access, but personally I have a problem with storing raw private keys
> on memory sticks, or machine hardrives, I feel its lower security than
> a memorised password.
Surely you'd password protect the private key (I do).
> Does anyone know if there is a SSH client which can work with
> something like a PKCS12 private keystore where a password is needed to
> unlock the private key thus allowing the private key to be stored on
> insecure devices such as client pc's and memory sticks?
> I know there's PKCS11 for smartcard readers and the like, but thats a
> little extravagant for my needs.
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