SSH hacked?

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at
Tue Jan 13 15:56:30 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 05:51 -0800, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> > If you want REALLY secure, you need to do things like...
>     Install knockd.  SSH is a whole lot harder to hack if it doesn't answer
> until needed.  Strong passwords, weak passwords, lots of users, very few
> users, all doesn't matter when 22 just does not answer.  I had accounts
> breached on two different machines in less than a month.  Installed knockd and
> the only time sshd shows up in the logs is when it is coming from the very few
> people who are authorized to touch the machine.

Interesting daemon.  For the truly paranoid, you can also look at these
one-time password methods:

I believe SSH supports all of the above methods.
Smoot Carl-Mitchell
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