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    MTPuTTY - Safe?

    Has anyone used MTPuTTY before? Does anyone know if it's a legitimate fork and not spyware/keylogger? Did a quick search on WHT and didn't see it mention.

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    I'd probably suggest using something such as WinSCP instead, PuTTY hasn't been updated/maintained in a long time now.
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    You can always monitor the connections. Standard AV and I think Windows 7/8 can do this via Task Manager/Resource Monitor. However it looks like the project is dead, nothing posted since last year.

    SecureCRT is a decent tabbed SSH client.
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    You can try PuTTY-Nd, it is also tabbed and is built ontop of putty.
    Im using it since forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quartet-Andrew View Post
    You can always monitor the connections. Standard AV and I think Windows 7/8 can do this via Task Manager/Resource Monitor. However it looks like the project is dead, nothing posted since last year.

    SecureCRT is a decent tabbed SSH client.
    http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/
    That's the one, I said WinSCP earlier whereas I meant SecureCRT. Herp derp...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quartet-Andrew View Post
    SecureCRT is a decent tabbed SSH client.
    http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/
    Indeed. Been using SCRT for years, when on a Windows box. This is one of my must have pieces of software
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    [QUOTE=httpCORE;8859248]Has anyone used MTPuTTY before? Does anyone know if it's a legitimate fork and not spyware/keylogger? Did a quick search on WHT and didn't see it mention.


    Yep, I can say I have used it before. It was our standard SSH client at a University I worked for a few years back and I remember that it had a very temperamental auto login function that we stopped using (it would do a wait and then send username and password) because it would often send the username too quickly and your password would show up in server auth logs

    But that's just buggy software, I don't suspect there's any malice. Given we had nothing to stop anyone ssh'ing directly to our servers from the internet, the author was very restrained if they were collecting login info since we never had any breaches.

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    If you like PuTTY, try SuperPuTTY. It incorporates a lot of extra features and manages multiple tabs / sessions.

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    MTputty sounds like a mutant version of Putty.

    + 1 for WinSCP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_CLOOK View Post
    I'd probably suggest using something such as WinSCP instead, PuTTY hasn't been updated/maintained in a long time now.
    Incorrect. PuTTY was actually just recently updated.

    http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~s...y/changes.html

    Just because something isn't updated every week with new features, doesn't mean it's not maintained. There just really isn't much more that he want's to add to it, so he doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_CLOOK View Post
    I'd probably suggest using something such as WinSCP instead, PuTTY hasn't been updated/maintained in a long time now.
    The last release was only two months ago.

    But yes, there are usually rather long periods between releases, however (apart from security fixes) at the same time there isnt that much to change, SSH is kind of stable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devonblzx View Post
    If you like PuTTY, try SuperPuTTY. It incorporates a lot of extra features and manages multiple tabs / sessions.
    Ditto. I really love SuperPuTTY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rnzdz View Post
    putty is safe, don't worry
    You can never conclude that anything is safe really. But i do see where thats coming from.

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    I have a hard time using any of these, which is why I have a linux desktop at work with about 10 tabbed out terminals open. They open right back up when I log in.

    It's also what I love about OSX.

    On Windows, yeah.. Putty. I need to check out SuperPutty.. tabs, yes!
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    try PuTTY-Nd, it is built ontop of putty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayursuzuki View Post
    try PuTTY-Nd, it is built ontop of putty.
    Looks nice, but I still think SuperPuTTY has an upper hand. SuperPuTTY allows multiple window management in unique ways, you can stack them, you can split them in so many custom ways, you can send commands to all your open windows. It all uses PuTTY as a base, just incorporates a lot of addons and window management.

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