More Tips for Secure Communication

Previously I’ve written about how to use SFTP, SSH and SSL to secure your web surfing experience. One of the tips was to use PuTTY as your SSH client to create an encrypted connection to DreamHost’s servers.

thinkholelabs now features a great tutorial about how to use PuTTY to create a secure tunnel in order to secure Firefox (or any other browser) and your Instant Messenger sessions.

In fact the SSH tunnel technology allows users to perform various internet tasks including browsing, email, database management, etc.

3 Responses to “More Tips for Secure Communication”

  1. Cato says:

    Thanks so much for posting this – an incredibly useful link, didn’t realise SOCKS clients could use SSH port forwarding like that.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are we allowed to use this on our dreamhost server’s?

  3. Unofficial DreamHost Blog says:

    Anonymous – Yes, I see no reason why not…