Improving PuTTY integration security

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raina
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Improving PuTTY integration security

Running Process Explorer, I just noticed that the way session password is remembered and passed to PuTTY, is through the command line and thus shown in PE's Command Line column in plaintext. :shock:

I enjoy the convenience of this feature but knowing what I now know, I'll have to give up using it. Is there another, more secure way to have the password remembered? Because if not, there should at least be a big fat warning in WinSCP when you're enabling "Remember session password and pass it to PuTTY (SSH)".

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Ah, should have R'd TFM. :roll:

Anyway, thanks for pointing me towards public key authentication.

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