5 Best Practices to Secure and Protect SSH Server

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Ravi Saive

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19 Responses

  1. Fahad Rafiq says:

    Great Practice, Thanks for Guiding. Cloudways is also integrated Whitelist IP in their Platform. It automatically block bot login attempts.

  2. nothxiprefermetal says:

    While this won’t stop malicious users, it’s advised to put in place. An instructor from a Cisco training that I was in attendance of stated that there have been multiple instances where a “hacker” has gotten off free for their crimes due to the fact that there was nothing anywhere on the server stating that the “hacker” or anybody else for that matter, were not allowed to access the server.

    Sure, they’re still going to get access if they want it, but it holds up a lot better in the Judicial system. Every since hearing that, I have set banners and MOTD on every server that I am in charge of because why not? They take just a few seconds to copy and paste in, and could save you some trouble when it comes to court proceeding… then again, I deal with customers who have A LOT to lose.

  3. Robert says:

    “4. Display SSH Banner” — huh?
    I guess you think putting a sign on your car that says “it is illegal to steal me” will stop auto-thieves too?
    As long as your at it, you might include the sentence “it is illegal to do things that are against the law” too. That’ll help!
    -RU

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