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Re: ssh - How widely used?

Jonathan Corbet writes:
[stuff about SSH deleted]

> When my local ISP found a password sniffer running on his machine and went
> into red alert, I just smiled and didn't bother to change my passwords on
> hosts I had logged into via the ISP's net.

You probably should.  There's more places to 'sniff' information than
just from the network.  An example is the Streams-based tty snooper.
It pushes a Streams module between the tty and the shell.
No encryption program can protect that, as it has to be in
the clear unless you can do RC4 in your head. :-)

The program I'm thinking of (sorry I forgot the name) lets the operator
both read and write to any tty session on the machine.

Eric Murray  [email protected]  [email protected]  http://www.lne.com/ericm
If you don't see the fnords, they won't eat your packets.  If you do see the
fnords, they will eat your packets, so you won't see them.
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