Tips for Securing Your Home Router
Seemingly minor and easily overlooked settings can still have profound security implications. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your wired or wireless home router — and by extension, your network — is as secure as possible.
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SSH is a standard for remote logins and file transfer over the Internet. It encrypts all traffic,
and provides a high level of protection against hacker attacks. Main features of
SSH include secure remote logins, terminal emulation, fully integrated secure file transfers, secure tunneling of X11 traffic,
and secure access to e-mail over the Internet.
There are many variants of SSH available. Here are a few:
has a workstation client that's free for non-commercial use. Scroll
down the page for the free version! Supports various Linux/Unix
variants and Win95/98/NT4/2000.
(thnx to Garrick Blalock for the tip!)
Org has 'nix versions that are free for non-commercial use.
(formerly Datafellows) has SSH clients for Windows, MacOS and Unix for
($99 for single user license) handles many terminals (including VT100
and Linux), manages DSA/RSA keys, does port forwarding like it *ix
bretheren, and has a built-in Zmodem send/receive implementation.
[Thnx Joe Philipps!]