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Secure SSH with 2-Factor Authentication

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Disclaimer: This article applies to Debian based Linux and Ubuntu variants Does not work if the user’s home drive is encrypted Getting started: I will be demonstrating how to use the Google authenticator PAM module for 2 factor. Google uses a time-based OPT algorithm and it does not phone home to work. You will need an Android or iOS device [...]

SSH Tunneling & Secure Browsing: Part III

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This time I will go over setting up SSH client in Linux, setting up key pairs and how to implement keys for authentication in Linux. Setting up tunneling in Linux is as easy as typing in: ssh -D 8080[:127.0.0.1] [email protected][:port] example: ssh -D 8080 [email protected]:443 In the above example my server is listening for SSH requests on port 443 instead of [...]

SSH Tunneling & Secure Browsing: Part II

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If you have completed Part I, you should have a running SSH server ready to tunnel all your needs. If you are on a PC running Microsoft’s Windows operating system like me, download PuTTY 0.62-installer.exe from http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty-0.62-installer.exe and install it. PuTTY will be our SSH client and we are going to cover: Password Authentication Asymmetric Key based authentication (RSA) The [...]

SSH Tunneling & Secure Browsing: Part I

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Checking your Facebook page from Starbucks? Checked your banking information from the Hotel WiFi? Or are you going to Defcon this year?  Public internet is not secure and there is a need for secure browsing. There are many ways to achieve this and Obfuscate the traffic for eavesdroppers and protect ourselves against Man In The Middle (MITM) attack. After trying a [...]