Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of something_nasty


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May 14, 2008, 10:40:58 AM (12 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    11= I'm getting a scary message when I try to login to my account using secure shell or secure FTP =
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     3When you try to [wiki:secure_shell secure shell] (ssh) or [wiki:sftp secure FTP] to our servers, you may get a message along the lines of:
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     5{{{
     6 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
     7@    WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!     @
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     9IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY!
     10Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)!
     11It is also possible that the RSA host key has just been changed.
     12}}}
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     14The reason you may be getting this message is because May First/People Link has changed the "host keys" for most of our servers due to a [http://wiki.debian.org/SSLkeys security problem] discovered in the program used to generate the keys.
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     16The "host keys" are random bits of text that are unique to every server. The randomness of the keys allows us to have a secure, encrypted connection between you and the server.